Presentation on theme: "Video. Do you remember anything about Mexico after seeing the video? Let’s fill out our K-W-L Organizer: – What We Know – What We Want to Know – What."— Presentation transcript:
Do you remember anything about Mexico after seeing the video? Let’s fill out our K-W-L Organizer: – What We Know – What We Want to Know – What We Learned
What We Want to Know These are the main things we need to know for this section: – How many states does Mexico have? – What’s the capital of Mexico? – What are the major geographical features of Mexico? – Where is Mexico located? – Who are Mexico’s neighbors? – What are some major cities? – Why are these cities significant?
Introduction to Latin American Countries: Mexico
Introduction Located in North America Located in North America Neighbors: U.S.A to the North and Central America to the South. Neighbors: U.S.A to the North and Central America to the South. 31 states and one Federal District 31 states and one Federal District
Map Gulf of Mexico Pacific Ocean Guadalajara Monterrey City Mexico City
Major Cities Acapulco (GRO) Cancun (QROO) Los Cabos (BCS) Puerto Vallarta (JAL) Riviera Maya (QROO) Playas
*Birthplace of Diego Rivera*Old name:Valladolid*Colonial-era parks&plaza *Regional Museum *Elegant town*La Casa de la Marquesa -reminder of Mexico’s complex*Colegio de San Nicolas*Templo de Santa Rosa history. de Hidalgo de Viterbos *17 th century palaces*Museo Regional de Qro. Guanajuato Morelia Queretaro
Established in 1532 *Hernan Cortes *Museo de las Culturas de Stopping point for traders *Museum Oaxaca. Talavera tiles *Cathedral *Market town Puebla Cuernavaca Oaxaca
Quick Review What new vocab words have you seen so far? What have we learned so far? Why are the major cities important? What states did we just labeled? Any Questions?
Geographical Features Mexico has a variety of interesting geographical features. – Two peninsulas: Yucatan and Baja deserts – Two deserts: Chihuahuan and Sonoran – Mountain – Mountain ranges: Sierra Madre Occidental, Sierra Madre Oriental, and Sierra Madre del Sur. – A Central Plateau – The Tropic of Cancer
Peninsulas Yucatan Peninsula Baja Peninsula Peninsula Peninsula – a piece of land that has water on three sides. *Yucatan – Mayan word *Located in Northwestern Mexico *Located in Southeastern Mexico *Four desert areas on the Peninsula *Lies on the East of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec
Deserts Sonoran Desert Chihuahuan Desert *Largest desert *Higher elevation *Consists of basins broken by numerous small mountain ranges. *Extends into the U.S. *Warmest desert *Supports a great diversity of plant life *Mild winters and rainfall *Known for its large cacti *Extends into the western part of the U.S. – Mexico border.
Sierra Madre’s Sierra Madre Occidental Sierra Madre Oriental Sierra Madre del Sur *Located in Western MX*Located in Northeastern MX *Located in Southern MX *Steep mountains*Dry climate *Joins with the Trans- *Canyons*Biodiversity Mexican Volcanic Belt. *Climate varies*Pine-oak trees *Tropical dry forests