Unit #4 - Latin America
Mexico
The Caribbean
Southern South America
Unit #4 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Assignment
Activities
Day/Date
Monday, Oct. 30
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Thursday, Nov. 2
Friday, Nov. 3
Monday, Nov. 6
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Wednesday, Nov. 8
Thursday, Nov. 9
Friday, Nov. 10
Veterans Day
Monday, Nov. 13
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Thursday, Nov. 16
Friday, Nov. 17
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Maps of Latin America
Mexico
Central America
& the Caribbean
South America Part 1
South America Part 2
Vertical Climate Activity
Vertical Climate Handout
Mexico Map Skills Activity
Mexico Map Skills Handout
Unit #4/Six-WeeksS TEST
These  days will
be used to review
the information
and skills
presented in this
unit and measure
the objectives
learned.
Is This Brazil's Moment?
Latin America
Regions & Country
Project
Review & Prepare for Unit #4/Six Weeks TEST
Colonial Legacy of Latin America
Country Research Project
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
The Amazon
Video Review
Cultural Influences and Colonial Legacy
Latin America Regional Comparison
Regional Comparison Venn Diagram
Latin America Mapping Activity
Latin America Physical Features
Physical Features of South America
In unit 4 students will examine the region of Latin America.  They will
study the effects of European colonization on the region.  Students will
also investigate issues such as deforestation of the Amazon, human
migration, vertical climate, resources, trade, energy development, and
urbanization.  The class will explore the effect that physical landforms
have on human settlement patterns.  Each student will research a
country in this region and present their findings.
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Unit Objectives
WG.1 The student understands how geography and processes of spatial exchange (diffusion) influenced events in the past and helped to shape the present. The student is expected to:
    WG.1B Trace the spatial diffusion of phenomenon such as the Columbian Exchange or the diffusion of American popular culture and describe the effects on regions of contact.
WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produce them.
The student is expected to:
    WG.4A Explain how elevation, latitude, wind systems, ocean currents, position on a continent, and mountain barriers influence temperature, precipitation, and distribution of climate regions.
    WG.4B Describe different landforms and the physical processes that cause their development.  
WG.5 Geography. The student understands how political, economic, and social processes shape cultural patterns and characteristics in various places and regions.
The student is expected to:
    WG.5A Analyze how the character of a place is related to its political, economic, social, and cultural characteristics.
    WG.5B Interpret political, economic, social, and demographic indicators (gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, literacy, and infant mortality) to determine the level of
               development and standard of living in nations using the terms Human Development Index, less developed, newly industrialized, and more developed.  
WG.6 Geography. The student understands the types, patterns, and processes of settlement. The student is expected to:
    WG.6A Locate and describe human and physical features that influence the size and distribution of settlements.  
    WG.6B Explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources, and economic activities.
WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population. The student is expected to:
    WG.7B Explain the political, economic, social, and environmental push and pull factors and physical geography affect the routes and flows of human migration.
    WG.7D Examine benefits and challenges of globalization, including connectivity, standard of living, pandemics, and loss of local culture.  
WG.8 Geography. The student understands how people, places, and environments are connected and interdependent. The student is expected to:
    WG.8A Compare ways that humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the physical environment, including the influences of culture and technology.
    WG.8B Describe the interaction between humans and the physical environment and analyze the consequences of extreme weather and other natural disasters such as El Niño,
                floods, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
    WG.8C Evaluate the economic and political relationships between settlements and the environment, including sustainable development and renewable/non-renewable resources.  
WG.9 Geography. The student understands the concept of region as an area of Earth's surface with related geographic characteristics. The student is expected to:
    WG.9A Identify physical or human factors such as climate, vegetation, language, trade network, political units, river systems, and religion that constitute a region.
    WG.9B Identify the differences among formal, functional, and perceptual regions.  
WG.11 Economics. The student understands how geography influences economic activities. The student is expected to:
    WG.11B Identify the factors affecting the location of different types of economic activities, including subsistence and commercial agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries.  
WG.12 Economics. The student understands the economic importance of, and issues related to, the location and management of resources. The student is expected to:
    WG.12A Analyze how the creation, distribution, and management of key natural resources affect the location and patterns of movement of products, money, and people.
    WG.12B Evaluate the geographic and economic impact of policies related to the development, use, and scarcity of natural resources such as regulations of water.  
WG.13 Government. The student understands the spatial characteristics of a variety of global political units. The student is expected to:
    WG.13A Interpret maps to explain the division of land, including man-made and natural borders, into separate political units such as cities, states, or countries.
WG.15 The student understands how different points of view influence the development of public policies and decision-making processes on local, state, national, and
international levels. The student is expected to:
    WG.15A Identify and give examples of different points of view that influence the development of public policies and decision-making processes on local, state, national, and international levels.  
    WG.15B Explain how citizenship practices, public policies, and decision making may be influenced by cultural beliefs.  
WG.16 Culture. The student understands how the components of culture affect the way people live and shape the characteristics of regions. The student is expected to:
    WG.16A Describe distinctive cultural patterns and landscapes associated with different places in Texas, the United States, and other regions of the world, and how these patterns influenced the
                  processes of innovation and diffusion.  
    WG.16B Elements of culture, including language, religion, beliefs and customs, institutions, and technologies.
    WG.16C Explain ways various groups of people perceive the characteristics of their own and other cultures, places, and regions differently.  
WG.20 Science, technology, and society. The student understands how current technology affects human interaction. The student is expected to:
    WG.20A Describe the impact of new information technologies such as the Internet, Global Positioning System (GPS), or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  
    WG.20B Examine the economic, environmental, and social effects of technology such as medical advancements or changing trade patterns on societies at different levels of development.  
Deforestation in the Amazon
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Project/Group
Writing
Video
Test
Discussion
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing
Work End of Six-Weeks
Study Guide
Central America and the Caribbean
Mapping Latin America
Enrichment/Alternative Assignments
Che Guevera
Comparing Economies
Mexico Revealed
Brazil Revealed
Introduce and Begin
Latin America Project
Comparing Economies
Read: Chapter 7-2
Human Geo of Mexico
Read: Chapter 8-1
Physical Geo of CAm/Caribbean
Read: Chapter 7-3
People & Environment
Read: Chapter 9-1
Physical Geo of South America
Read: Chapter 8-3
People & Environment
Read: Chapter 9-2
Human Geo of South America
Read: Chapter 7-1
Physical Geo of Mexico
Read: Chapter 8-2
Human Geo of CAm/Caribbean
Read: Chapter 9-3
People & Environment
Central America
Brazil
Andean South America
Caribbean Coast
TRS