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1 Module 1 Section 1 Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region Caribbean StudiesModule 1 Section 1Location and Definition of the Caribbean Region
2 “Caribbean” Defined How do we define Caribbean? What words come to mind when we say Caribbean??
3 Geographical Definition Mass of islands within the Caribbean SeaGreater Antilles (Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cube Hispaniola)Lesser Antilles (everything south of Puerto Rico)BahamasAnything touching the Caribbean Sea (Central America, Northern South. America
4 Greater AntillesCuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico
6 The CaribbeanGeographic Representation of the Caribbean
7 Geological Definition The entire area sits on a Tectonic Plate called the Caribbean PlateThe Caribbean Plate is in motion, caused by the currents of the heated mantleBound by the Atlantic Plate and Nazca Plate
9 Historical Definition The entire area exists as a result of European colonization and exploitationIndentureship, slavery, plantation society, genocide``Colonial Cockpit of Europe,`` Spain, England, France, Holland
10 Political DefinitionThe area comprises of independent states, dependent territories and associated statesFrench Territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe)Dutch Territories (Curacao, Aruba, St. Maarten)US Territory (US Virgin Island, Puerto Rico)English Territory (British Virgin Islands)
11 Caribbean Identity What is Identity? Is Identity special or unique? Can the way we identify ourselves in the Caribbean be unique from the rest of the world?What are the components of our Caribbean Identity?
12 HOMEWORK Why is it so difficult to define the Caribbean? What is the difference between defining the Caribbean and the United States?Can you see yourself as a Caribbean person rather than a Trinidadian? Give reasons for answers.
13 Unique features of Caribbean people Sense of humourInformal approach to lifeDemonstrative way of communicatingFood or cuisineDialectStyle of music, danceFestivals