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1 Central America Lesson 1 Geography

2 Central America

3 Anticipation Guide Chapter 6 lesson 1 Central America Anticipation Guide StatementBeforeAfter 1. Brazil is in Central America. 2. Volcanic eruptions are common in Central America. 3. The Ring of Fire is a piece of jewelry. 4. Coniferous trees are cone-bearing evergreens. 5. The Panama Canal is located in Costa Rica.

4 E.Q. How would you explain the geography of Central America? Define the vocabulary.  Archipelago  Ring of Fire  Coniferous

5 Vocabulary  Archipelago- a chain of islands  Ring of Fire- a circle of active volcanoes that circle the Pacific Ocean. There are many active volcanoes along the mountains of Central America.  Coniferous-a kind of cone bearing tree, more common in the mountain areas.

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7 Fisher \Social Studies\Chapter 6 Central America\video\ring of fire.asx

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9 How would you explain the geography of Central America?

10 E.Q. How would you explain the geography of Central America? Form groups of three with two other students. 1. Read pages Take turns reading paragraphs so that everyone gets a chance.

11 Do Now  Put your name on the half sheet of paper. Answer the following questions: 1) What does Archipelago mean? 2) Where is the Ring of Fire? 3) Why is this area called the Ring of Fire? You must answer in complete sentences!!!

12 Central America’s Geography  Video- Add information to your graphic organizer from the video. ..\video\geography of central america.asx..\video\geography of central america.asx..\video\geography of central america.asx  Complete the on the video

13 Do Now  Clear your desk and be ready for a TEST on the geography of Central America!!  APRIL FOOLS

14 Panama Canal ..\video\The_Panama_Canal.asf..\video\The_Panama_Canal.asf 1. United States built the canal and completed it in Today Panama owns and operates the canal. 3. Isthmus of Panama-cut by a human-made waterway to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 4. Shorter trip for ships

15 Countries 1. Belize 2. Guatemala 3. Honduras 4. Costa Rica 5. Nicaragua 6. Panama 7. El Salvador

16 Landforms 1. Lowlands- a. Pacific Lowlands b. Atlantic Lowlands c. coastal lowlands 2. Highlands- Rugged mountains- Coniferous Forest 3. Ring of Fire-circle of volcanoes 4. Rainforest 5. Isthmus of Panama

17 Bodies of Water 1. Pacific Ocean (west) 2. Caribbean Sea (east) 3. Panama Canal 4. Atlantic Ocean 5. Lake Nicaragua 6. Lake Managua

18 Map Assignment ..\..\Social Studies\Chapter 6 Central America\Learning Focus Lesson Central America\Lesson 1 Geography\Map Rubric Assignment.doc..\..\Social Studies\Chapter 6 Central America\Learning Focus Lesson Central America\Lesson 1 Geography\Map Rubric Assignment.doc..\..\Social Studies\Chapter 6 Central America\Learning Focus Lesson Central America\Lesson 1 Geography\Map Rubric Assignment.doc

19 Do Now: Quietly review your graphic organizer from last week. Countries 1. Belize 2. Guatemala 3. Honduras 4. Costa Rica 5. Nicaragua 6. Panama 7. El Salvador LandformsLowlands- Pacific Lowlands Atlantic Lowlands coastal lowlands Highlands- Rugged mountains- Coniferous Forest Ring of Fire-circle of volcanoes Rainforest Isthmus of Panama Bodies of Water Pacific Ocean (west) Caribbean Sea (east) Panama Canal Atlantic Ocean Lake Nicaragua Lake Managua Panama Canal 1. United States built the canal and completed it in Today Panama owns and operates the canal. 3. Isthmus of Panama-cut by a human-made waterway to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 4. Shorter trip for ships

20 E.Q. How would you explain the geography of Central America? Countries 1. Belize 2. Guatemala 3. Honduras 4. Costa Rica 5. Nicaragua 6. Panama 7. El Salvador LandformsLowlands- Pacific Lowlands Atlantic Lowlands coastal lowlands Highlands- Rugged mountains- Coniferous Forest Ring of Fire-circle of volcanoes Rainforest Isthmus of Panama Bodies of Water Pacific Ocean (west) Caribbean Sea (east) Panama Canal Atlantic Ocean Lake Nicaragua Lake Managua Panama Canal 1. United States built the canal and completed it in Today Panama owns and operates the canal. 3. Isthmus of Panama-cut by a human-made waterway to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 4. Shorter trip for ships

21 Answer the essential question in your notebook.  How would you explain the geography of Central America?

22 Anticipation Guide Chapter 6 lesson 1 Central America Anticipation Guide Revisit your anticipation guide. Complete the after column. StatementBeforeAfter 1. Brazil is in Central America. 2. Volcanic eruptions are common in Central America. 3. The Ring of Fire is a piece of jewelry. 4. Coniferous trees are cone-bearing evergreens. 5. The Panama Canal is located in Costa Rica.

23 Anticipation Guide Chapter 6 lesson 1 Central America Anticipation Guide StatementBeforeAfter 1. Brazil is in Central America. Disagree 2. Volcanic eruptions are common in Central America. Agree 3. The Ring of Fire is a piece of jewelry. Disagree 4. Coniferous trees are cone-bearing evergreens. Agree 5. The Panama Canal is located in Costa Rica. disagree

24 Ticket Out the Door  4- Name four countries in Central America.  3- Name three landforms in Central America.  2- Name two bodies of water in Central America.  1- Name 1 fact about the Panama Canal.

25 Do Now  Review your graphic organizer on Central America’s Geography!!!  Get with a partner, discuss the EQ and write an answer to the EQ:


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