Presentation on theme: "Section 1: Natural Environments Section 2: Central America"— Presentation transcript:
1 Section 1: Natural Environments Section 2: Central America CHAPTER 11Central America and the CaribbeanSection 1: Natural EnvironmentsSection 2: Central AmericaSection 3: The Caribbean
2 SECTION 1Natural EnvironmentsQuestion:How were landforms in Central America and the Caribbean created?
3 The Creation of Landforms in Central America and the Caribbean SECTION 1Natural EnvironmentsThe Creation of Landforms in Central America and the Caribbeancausewhich createsmountainsplate subductionTectonic Forcesnew islandsvolcanic eruptions
4 SECTION 2Central AmericaQuestion:What factors influenced the development of Central America’s cultural heritage?
5 Central America SECTION 2 Central America’s Cultural Heritage • Spanish colonists introduced Spanish-style architecture and town planning• Created unequal distribution of wealth• Spanish language• Catholicism• Mestizos a major ethnic group
6 SECTION 3The CaribbeanQuestion:What nations have influenced the culture of countries in the Caribbean?
7 Cultural Influence in the Caribbean SECTION 3The CaribbeanCultural Influence in the CaribbeanAmerican influenceCuba, Puerto Rico, Virgin islandsBritish influenceAntigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin IslandsDutch influenceNetherlands AntillesFrench influenceGrenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St. LuciaSpanish influenceCuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
8 Chapter Wrap-Up CHAPTER 11 1. What physical process has created the mountains of Central America? How do those mountains affect climates in Central America and the Caribbean islands?2. How are economics and politics linked in Central America?3. What economic activities are important in Central America? How is the economy of the region changing?4. How does Cuba differ economically from other Caribbean countries?5. What non-Caribbean countries have had the most influence in the region? Why?