Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.6 a - Regions and Cities Latin America and Caribbean

The student will analyze the characteristics of the Latin American and Caribbean regions by 

a) identifying and analyzing the location of major geographic regions and major cities on maps and globes; 


(moved from WG.4)

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Theme: Cultural Diffusion & Conflict (Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Region)

What factors have helped shape this region’s culture?

Today's Issues in Latin America
How can we preserve and develop the rain forest?
How can Latin Americans gain a voice in government?
How can the economic gulf between rich and poor be bridged?

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Mexico, the Caribbean region, and Central America are located on the North American continent but are culturally tied to South America.

ESSENTIALS

Major regions and countries 

  • North America 
    • Mexico 
    • Central America 
      • Guatemala
      • El Salvador
      • Belize 
      • Honduras 
      • Nicaragua 
      • Costa Rica 
      • Panama 
    • Caribbean 
      • Cuba 
      • Haiti 
      • Dominican Republic 
      • Jamaica 
  • South America 
    • Venezuela 
    • Colombia 
    • Brazil 
    • Peru 
    • Argentina 
    • Chile 

Major cities 

  • Caracas 
  • Sao Paulo
  • Rio de Janeiro 
  • Mexico City 
  • Lima 
  • Santiago

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018