Essential Question: Where are the major physical features and ...

Essential Question: Where are the major physical features and ...

Essential Question: Where are the major physical features and nations of Latin America located?

Standards: SS6G1a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Amazon River, Caribbean Sea, Gulf

of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, Andes Mountains, Sierra Madre Mountains, and Atacama Desert. SS6G1b. Locate on a world and

regional political-physical map the Latin Ameri ca

Use the Latin America Physical Features Map Sierra Madre

Mountains 1. Sierra Madre Mountains:

Main mountain range in Mexico with three major Gulf of Mexico

2. Gulf of Mexico: Arm of Atlantic Ocean; Mississippi River and Rio Grande are two major

rivers that flow into the Gulf of Caribbean Sea 3.

Caribbean Sea: Arm of the Atlantic Ocean; popular tourist attraction due to beautiful beaches and mild

tropical climate Panama Canal 4.

Panama Canal: Canal built to allow ships to travel easily between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Pacific Ocean 5.

Pacific Ocean: Largest and deepest ocean; larger than the total land area of the world

Andes Mountains 6.

Andes Mountains: Chain along the western edge of South America that is the longest continuous mountain range in

Atacama Desert 7.

Atacama Desert: Driest place on earth; high elevation along coast of Chile; average temperature is actually chilly; parts

Amazon River 8. Amazon River:

Second longest river in the world; flows mostly through Brazil; carries the greatest volume of water of any river

Amazon River Mexico

9. Cuba 10.

Haiti 11.

Venezuel a 12.

Colombia 13. Panama

14. Bolivia

15. Brazil 16.

Create a Mnemonic Device to help remember the countries of Latin America

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