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UNIT THREE

Exploring Latin America

 
SEQUENCE OF UNIT
  1. Physical Geography of Latin America
    • Regions of Latin America
    • Physical Features of Latin America
    • Phyiscal Map of Latin America
    • Climate of Latin America
    • Vegetation of Latin America
    • Resources of Latin America
    • Adaptation to Latin America 
  2. Cultural Contact as a Catalyst for Change
    • The Mayas
    • The Aztecs
    • The Incas
    • The Spanish 
    • The Arrival of Europeans
    • Impact of Europeans on Latin America
    • Independence and the Spread of Democracy 
  3. Independent Student Research Project (select one)
    • I-Search Project based on personal question from Activity 1
    • Country Tourism Project

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ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS
  • As the land of Latin America shapes the people there and the people shape the land.
  • Cultural and/or geographical characteristics create regions within Latin America.
  • Cultural contact is a catalyst for change.
  • Global distribution of resources, both natural and human, in Latin America and the rest of the world result in various types of human interaction, such as exploitation, interdependence, and/or isolation, between people within and outside of Latin America.

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