Presentation on theme: "Location: In Latin America"— Presentation transcript:
1 Location: In Latin America How does where people live effect how they live?
2 SS6G3: The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Latin America and the Caribbean.
3 In other words… In this lesson we will be learning that: Where a place is located (its location on Earth), effects its topography (natural land and water features), climate (temperature and precipitation), and the types & the amount of natural resources that are available.And, that these factors will effect where people choose to live & how they live (most importantly how these factors effect their ability to trade and the economy of their society)
4 b. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Brazil and Cuba affect where people live and how they trade.Brazil vs. Cuba
5 Cuba Cuba is located in the Caribbean Sea Cuba is 90 miles South of the State of Florida and lies to the North of the Island Nation of Jamaica and several Central American nations.
6 Cuba is the largest nation and island in the Caribbean Sea. 42, 804 square miles11,184,000 populationCuba location puts it right in the midst of other Caribbean nations, Central American Nations, and the United States
8 Topography of BrazilRemember that topography means the natural land and water features, such as mountains and rivers.Brazil’s rain forests take up about one half of the country.In the southeast, the forests give way to a large plateau divided by mountain ranges and river valleysAtlas Page 79
9 Exact LocationRemember that where a country is located in relation to the equator will have an impact on its climate:** The CLOSER a place is located to the equator, the WARMER the temperature will be **At its northern most point, Brazil reaches to about five degrees North.At is southern most point, Brazil reaches to about thirty five degrees SouthUsing this information, make a prediction about what the climate of Brazil is like.
10 Precipitation in Brazil Remember that precipitation means any form of water (rain, sleet, snow, hail).The key for this map indicates that areas shaded in green receive more precipitation (the darker the green, the greater the amount), and the areas in yellow and orange receive less precipitation (the darker the orange, the less the amount).Atlas page 82(Bottom left / Purple Map)
11 Use this map to answer the precipitation questions on your notes sheet Temperature in BrazilThe key for this map shows a spectrum of colors running from green to dark red, with shades of yellow and orange between.The higher up the spectrum a color is (the closer it is to the top dark red), the warmer the temperature is.Use this map to answer the precipitation questions on your notes sheet
12 Temperature plus Precipitation Equals Climate Brazil’s ClimateRemember that theaverage temperatureand the averageprecipitation in anarea combine toequal: CLIMATETemperature plus Precipitation Equals Climate
13 Climate Map in Atlas on page 82: Upper Right Hand Corner Equatorial HumidTropical Semi DryTropicalLitoral HumidSubtropical HumidClimate Map in Atlas on page 82: Upper Right Hand Corner
14 There are several different scales used by geographers & scientists to identify climate regions. This is why the names of the Climate regions in your atlas are different from those on this map. If you look closely to compare the two, you will see that the region boundaries are almost the sameEquatorial HumidTropical WetTropicalTropical Wet & DryTropical Semi DrySemiaridSubtropical HumidHumid Subtropical*No Matching Region*Litoral Humid
15 Brazil’s Natural Resources (Economic activity is based on the available natural resources) Atlas Page 81Your Atlas combines Resources and Land Use into one map: Resources are listed in the 2 right columns of the map key
16 Brazil’s Land Use Atlas Page 81 Your Atlas combines Resources and Land Use into one map:Land Use regions are listed in the left hand column of the map key
18 Population Distribution / Population Density Population Distribution refers to the number of people who live within a given area.A Population Density Map is used to visually represent these numbers.This map of Georgia is an example of a population density map. The map key indicates what each color represents (Number of people per square mile).