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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 miles 11,184,000 population Cuba location puts it right in the midst of other Caribbean nations, Central American Nations, and the United States

7 CUBA Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica Atlantic Ocean

8 Topography of Brazil Remember 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 valleys Atlas Page 79

9 Exact Location Remember 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 South Using 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 Brazil The 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 Climate Remember that the average temperature and the average precipitation in an area combine to equal: CLIMATE Temperature plus Precipitation Equals Climate

13 Climate Map in Atlas on page 82: Upper Right Hand Corner
Equatorial Humid Tropical Semi Dry Tropical Litoral Humid Subtropical Humid Climate 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 same Equatorial Humid Tropical Wet Tropical Tropical Wet & Dry Tropical Semi Dry Semiarid Subtropical Humid Humid Subtropical *No Matching Region* Litoral Humid

15 Brazil’s Natural Resources (Economic activity is based on the available natural resources)
Atlas Page 81 Your 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

17 Brazil’s Population Density
Atlas Page 80

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).

19 Northern Point: 5 N Equator (0) Southern Point: 32S

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