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(R53) More Latin American Geography. South of USA; between the Pacific ocean & the Gulf of Mexico Many ports for shipping goods & has a long border w/ US making trade easy w/ the USA. North Dry, Hot, & Mountainous climate South/Coasts Tropical & Sub-Tropical

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South of USA; between the Pacific ocean & the Gulf of Mexico

Many ports for shipping goods & has a long border w/ US making trade easy w/ the USA

North

Dry, Hot, & Mountainous climate

South/Coasts

Tropical &

Sub-Tropical

*Most people tend to live in urban (city) areas & along the coasts

Some Arable Land

(approx. 12%)

Oil

(10th Largest oil exporter in the world)

Silver

(15% of the worlds silver)

Natural/Scenic Beauty- “Tourism”

2nd Largest country in Latin America

Largest Spanish-Speaking country in the world

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Northern South America w/ Coastline on the Caribbean Sea

*Panama Canal provides easy access to the Pacific Ocean

Borders:

Colombia, Brazil,

& Guyana

Hot

Tropical

Abundant Rain

*Most people tend to live in the coastal cities b/c they’re a little drier.

Fish

Oil

(6th Largest oil exporter in the world)

Some arable land

(approx. 3%)

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Largest country in Latin America

Eastern South America

Much coastline on the Atlantic Ocean

Borders every country in South America but Chile & Ecuador

Major Corridor:

Amazon River

*Most people live in the coastal cities

Hot

Tropical

*Ideal for Rainforests

Mild in the southern Brazilian Highlands

Some Arable Land

(approx. 7%)

Sugar Cane

Coffee

Soybeans

Timber

Metals

Oil

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Caribbean Island

90mi. South of Florida

Access to:

Atlantic Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

Caribbean Sea

*Largest Island in the Caribbean

Arable Land

(approx. 28%)

Sugar Cane

Tobacco

Fish

Tourism

*Relies on Venezuela for energy resources (oil)

Tropical

Warm/Hot

Rainy Season:

May-October

Dry Season:

November-April

Hurricanes can be an environmental hazard

today s standards
Today’s Standards…

SS6G3 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Latin America and the Caribbean.

intro to our essential question s
Intro to Our Essential Question(s)…..

How do the factors of climate, access to water, & natural resources affect where people in Latin America & the Caribbean choose to live & work?

return to our essential question s
Return to Our Essential Question(s)…..

How do the factors of climate, access to water, & natural resources affect where people in Latin America & the Caribbean choose to live & work?