South America Vocabulary Chapter 12-13 * Get out your notes and begin defining the following words from chapter 13. Estuary Piedmont Pampas gaucho. Bauxite Llano Cordillera Campesino Altiplano Paramo selva. Let’s Travel to South America. Venezuela. Suriname. Colombia. Guyana.
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There are 5 Northern Coast countries:
There are 3 Pacific Coast countries:
There are 3 Atlantic Coast countries:
There are 2 land-locked countries:
is the largest rainforest on Earth, covering 1.2 billion acres.
Cleared for agriculture. of the world’s fresh water.Deforestation is threatening the Amazon. If current rates are continued, the rainforest could be gone in 50 years.
The top two causes of deforestation: of the world’s fresh water.
Settlers often learned the hard way that the only thing keeping the river from eroding the banks was the very vegetation they cleared to build there.
The Atacama Desert
South American governments have long been known for their instability and rule by military dictators.
Juan Domingo Peron - Argentina
Due in part to the philosophies and spirit of instability and rule by Simon Bolivar (who helped liberate much of South America from the Spanish),
South American countries have fought for (and mostly gained) political freedom and a more democratic style of government.
What country was named after this guy?
oil in the world.
coffee in the world.
livestock and related products.
bauxite, which is used to make...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
City of New York
The residents…Inca were a South American Indian people who ruled one of the largest and richest empires in the Americas.
Conquered by residents…Francisco Pizarro in the 1530’s, the Incan empire lasted less than 100years.
Fernão de Magalhães, or residents…Ferdinand Magellan, was the first man to lead an expedetion to circumnavigate the globe.
This was accomplished by sailing around the tip of South America. In honor of the accomplish-ment, this water has been named the Strait of Magellan.
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