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BELL WORK. Grab Laptop, log-in Not Today: In use for Testing Get notes packet from back Get book and be ready for notes Fill out the Map outline. Chapter 11. Central America and the Caribbean. Ch. 11 Section 1. Main Objectives Major landforms and climates of C.A.

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Bell work
BELL WORK

  • Grab Laptop, log-in

    • Not Today: In use for Testing

  • Get notes packet from back

  • Get book and be ready for notes

    • Fill out the Map outline.


Chapter 11

Chapter 11

Central Americaand the Caribbean


Ch 11 section 1
Ch. 11 Section 1

Main Objectives

  • Major landforms and climates of C.A.

  • People/cultures found in C.A.

  • How have social/economic conditions led to political conflict?

Vocabulary

  • Isthmus

  • Guerrilla


Major landforms and climates of central america
Major landforms and climates of Central America

3 Major Landform Regions

  • Mountainous Core (pg.238)

    • Mtns run length of C.A.

      • Cause Transportation problems

    • 2 Climate Zones exist here

      • 3k-6k above sea level= year round spring, good for growing corn/coffee

      • Above 6k= cold climate w/frequent frosts, few crops can grow


Major landforms and climates of central america1
Major landforms and climates of Central America

3 Major Landform Regions

  • Caribbean Lowlands (pg.238)

    • Eastern Side of C.A., edges Car. Sea

    • Climate

      • Tropical Wet climate

        • Hot/Humid w/ heavy rainfall causes dense vegetation

        • B/C of unfertile Rain forest soil tough to grow crops


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Major landforms and climates of Central America

3 Major Landform Regions

  • Pacific Coastal Plains (pg.238)

    • Located on Western Edge of C.A.

    • Climates

      • Tropical Wet and Dry

        • Can only depend on Rainfall in the summer

    • Land

      • Very fertile soil caused by lava flow and ash deposits from Volcanoes high above the plain


People and cultures of central america
People and Cultures of Central America

  • Home to many different ethnic groups

    • Tends to be concentrated locations b/c of mtns.

  • Indians

    • Longest tenured, larges # in Guatemala

  • Europeans/Mestizos

    • Largest European settlement in Costa Rica (90%)

    • Mestizos=mix of European/Indian

      • Large populations in El Salvador/Nicaragua


Social economic conditions leading to political conflict
Social/Economic Conditions leading to Political Conflict

  • Most Central American are poor Farmers w/little political power

    • Wealthiest (Europeans and Mestizos)

    • Plantation owners and dominate govt.

    • Small but growing middle class

  • Causes of Conflict

    • Shortage of Farmland

    • Govt. support of only the wealthy

    • Power in hands of wealthy


Lesson closing
Lesson Closing

  • Go to Website

  • http://www.yourchildlearns.com/central-america-map-puzzle.htm

  • Play online games at least 5 times

  • Work on Project/HW

    • GRADE CHECK tomorrow over

      • Filled out Map outline and Sect. 1 Notes

      • Chapter 11, Sect. 1 Guided Reading Review

      • BOTH COMPLETE OR AFTER SCHOOL WEDNESDAY




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Bell Work

  • Get Laptop

  • Log-in

  • Grab books/folders

    • Do Section 1 Quiz

  • Go over answers


Chapter 11 section 2
Chapter 11 Section 2

Learning Objectives

  • Major physical characteristics of Caribbean Islands

  • Ethnic Roots of Caribbean Culture

  • Political/Economic Status of islands today

  • Why is migration Common

Vocabulary

  • Archipelago

  • Coral Island

  • Windward

  • Leeward


Major physical characteristics of caribbean islands
Major physical characteristics of Caribbean Islands

  • 3 Island Groups

    • Great/Lesser Antilles, Bahamas

    • Greater Antilles (pretty mountainous)

      • Island Formation by volcanic mtns pushed up from ocean floor

    • Lesser Antilles

      • Island Formation result of volcanic activity

    • Bahamas

      • Island formation result of accumulation of coral polyps making it a flatter coral island

  • Marine Climate

    • Affected by sear and wind, heavy rainfall on windward side, less on leeward side.


Ethnic roots of caribbean culture
Ethnic Roots of Caribbean Culture

  • Descendents of Enslaved Africans

    • Example is their form of folk music

    • Similar stories to that American slaves of 1800s

  • Descendents of Asians Immigrants

    • Slavery abolished, making Asian immigrants large source of labor for region


Political economic status of islands today
Political/Economic Status of islands today

  • Large % of population lives in independent countries

  • Many are still linked to US, or European countries

  • Economic Activities

    • Agriculture

      • B/C of fertile soil in volcanic islands; much of worlds sugar, bananas, coconuts, rice, etc produced

      • Many others activities related to the manufacturing of these goods

    • Tourism

      • B/C of natural beauty, good tourist location

      • Much of $$ from it remains overseas though


Why is migration common
Why is migration Common

  • Migration has historically been common in Caribbean Islands for 2 Reasons

  • Poor political Situations

    • Military Dictators, oppression, econ. Conditions

  • Job opportunities

    • Much like that in Mexico

    • Plantations are major employers but only employ large #s for shorter amounts of time


Lesson closing1
Lesson Closing

  • Go to Netbook

  • Go to site again and work on Countries

    • Sharepoint and click on site.

  • Be able to list the 7 counties of Central America and the Caribbean Islands

  • After Played game AT LEAST 5 TIMES

    • Work on Semester Project


Vocabulary
Vocabulary

  • Archipelago

    • Group or chain of islands

  • Coral Island

    • Islands created by the remains of tiny, soft-bodied sea animals

  • Windward

    • Northern/Eastern Sides of Islands, facing the wind, get lots of rain

  • Leeward

    • Facing away from wind, may get little rain


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