Landforms and Resources of Latin America

Landforms and Resources of Latin America

Chapter 9 : Lesson 1 Physical Geography of South America Essential Question How has South Americas rugged landscape

both attracted and isolated people? Regions of Latin America Mexico Central America

Caribbean South America Cordillera: parallel chains or ranges of mountains

Altiplano: Spanish for high plain, a region in Peru and Bolivia encircled by the Andes

Escarpment: a steep cliff or slope between a higher and lower land surface Highlands

The Guiana Highlands The Brazilian Highlands Guiana Highlands

Llanos: fertile grasslands found in inland areas of Colombia and Venezuela

Pampas: a grassy, treeless plains of southern South America The Pampas: Argentina

Mountains and Highlands The Andes Mountains part of the mountain range that runs through a portion of North, Central and South America. United States- The Rocky Mountains

Central America- The Sierra Madres South America- the Andes Andes Mountains - Peru

Patagonia Southern Andes Many volcanoes The longest mountain range in the world, nearly 5,000 miles

long. Creates a barrier between the coastal cities on the west coast and the interior of the continent.

The Amazon River and Other Major River Systems Amazon River: Brazil Orinoco River:

Venezuela and Colombia Paran River: Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina The Mighty Amazon

Amazon : Flows 4,000 miles from west to east and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Source is the Andes Mountains close to the Pacific Ocean.

The Orinoco River Flows mainly through Venezuela and Colombia. It creates part of the border between the two countries.

Review Question: Chapter 9 : Lesson 1 Read pages 218-222 and answer Review Questions on page 222

Hand in Google Class Room.

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