Caribbean South America Chapter 15 – 6 th Grade (0:53)
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Caribbean South America Chapter 15 6 th Grade (0:53) Printer Issues Today we will be doing Ch. 15 vocab. Unfortunately there were printer issues this morning. Therefore I do not have a vocab list for you. You can find the words on p. 340 in your book under Building Vocabulary Do not forget to draw a picture for each word! Maps of South America Physical Political Caribbean South America Vocabulary (Sec 1) Cordillera mountain system made up of parellel ranges Tepuis formations in the steep sided plateaus of the Guiana Highlands that have been eroding for years Llanos vast plains of eastern Colombia and western Venezuela (2:57) Vocabulary El Dorado known as the Golden One a legend that describes a marvelous rich land Cassava a tropical plant with starchy roots and an important food crop of Colombia Vocabulary Indigo a plant used to make a deep blue dye Caudillos Venezuelas military leaders Llaneros cowboys of the Venezuelan Llanos Pardos people of mixed African, European, and South American Indian ancestry Vocabulary Indentured servants people who agree to work for a certain length of time often for travel expenses Pidgin languages a simple language so that people who speak different languages can understand each other (3:32) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7X9A AeDCr4 Angel Falls, Venezuela Angel Falls was named after Jimmy Angel, an American bush pilot and gold- hunting adventurer, who discovered it in The waters fall freely some 807 meters (2,648 feet) It is the tallest waterfall in the world. Sec 1: Objectives Identify the major landforms and rivers of Caribbean South America. Identify the climate and vegetation types found in the region. Identify the natural resources of this region. SECTION 1 Physical Geography Question: What are the major landforms and rivers, climates, vegetation, and natural resources of Caribbean South America? Caribbean South America Major Landforms and Rivers Climates VegetationNatural Resources SECTION 1 Physical Geography Andes Llanos Guiana Highlands Orinoco River tierra caliente tierra templada tierra fra paramo tierra helada sugarcane, bananas, mountain forests, coffee, potatoes, wheat, grasslands good soil, oil, iron ore, bauxite, timber, fish and shrimp Elevation Zones Section 1 : Questions What are the regions major landforms? What are the regions elevation zones? How do geographic factors affect economic activities in this region. Main Idea Questions (Sec 1) What effect do the Andes have on the regions climate? The Andes affect the regions climate by creating a range of climates. Main Idea Questions (cont.) Why is the Orinoco River important? The Orinoco is important because it creates a corridor to the Atlantic and supports a diverse animal population. Section 2: Colombia El Dorado Video Section 2 Objectives Identify the main periods of Colombias history. Describe what Colombia is like today. Questions What geographic factors influenced Colombias ability to control its territory? How have historical events affected life in Colombia? (3:14) SECTION 2Colombia Question: What are some important aspects of the economy and culture of Colombia? Colombia Today SECTION 2Colombia coffee bananas cassava flowers oil iron ore, gold, coal, tin, emeralds regional isolation cultural diversity traditional cultures Roman Catholicism soccer tejo Aspects of the Economy Aspects of Culture Main Idea Questions (Sec 2) Why did Spanish explorers come to Colombia? Spanish explorers came to Colombia to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. Main Idea Questions (Cont.) What are some characteristics of Colombias culture? Spanish and South American Indians have influenced Colombias culture. There are isolated regions with different cultural traditions. Early Spanish Expeditions Gonzalo Jimnez de Quesada, Nicolaus Federmann, Sebastin de Belalczar, Inspired by gold Expeditions through Colombia The Legend of El Dorado Ancient rituals when appointing new ruler Gold and treasures Lake Guatavita Attempts made to drain lake Never found treasures Quinine Bark Also called Cinchona One of the rainforests most important discoveries (1640s) cures Malaria, a blood parasite mosquitoes Malaria Question: What can you say about the countries that are at risk of Malaria? Legend of Coffee Kaldi the goatherder Goats eating red beans from bushes Lively goats Kaldi up all night The Colombian Way of Life (24:10) Section 3: Venezuela Section 3 Objectives Describe how the Spanish contributed to Venezuelas history. Identify some characteristics of Venezuelas culture. Questions How did the Spanish Contribute to Venezuelas history? What are some aspects of Venezuelas culture? (3:32) Slash-and-burn agriculture in the Amazon rain forest of Peru Maize planted on former rainforest land Overhead view of clear-cutting for slash-and- burn agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon Crocodile Species How many species are in South American Countries? Piranha Up to 60 cm long most smaller Razor sharp teeth Prey on dead fish Rarely attack live prey Sensitive to blood in water / feeding frenzy Rivers in Eastern and Central South America SECTION 3Venezuela Question: What aspects of ancestry, language, religion, and sports and leisure make up Venezuelan culture? Venezuelan Culture SECTION 3Venezuela Ancestry Pardos constitute a majority of the population. Venezuelan Indians are a small minority. Language Spanish is the official language. More than 25 other languages are spoken. Religion Most Venezuelans are Roman Catholic. Venezuelan Indian religions are practiced. Sports and Leisure Joropo is the national dance. Baseball, soccer, and toros coleados are popular sports. Main Idea Question (Sec. 3) Why did Spanish settlers in Venezuela have to learn agriculture? Spanish settlers had to learn agriculture because they found very little gold that they came for. Main Idea Questions (cont.) Who led Venezuelas revolt against Spain? Venezuelas revolt against Spain was led by Simon Bolivar. Venezuela Today (23:29) Section 4: Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname Suriname French Guiana Section 4 Objectives Identify the countries that influenced the early history of the Guianas. Describe how Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are similar today. Questions What countries influenced the early history of the Guianas? How is French Guiana different from Guyana and Suriname? Guyana Former British colony Only English speaking country 1/3 pop. descended from African slaves 1/2 pop. Indentured Indian agricultural workers after slavery Ethnic tensions between groups The Rivers of Guianas The Rivers of Guianas The Rivers of Guianas SECTION 4 The Guianas Question: What countries influenced the history of the Guianas? SECTION 4 The Guianas NetherlandsFrance The Guianas COUNTRIES THAT INFLUENCED THE GUIANAS SpainGreat Britain Main Idea Questions (Sec 4) What crops did early settlers raise in the Guianas? Early settlers in the Guianas raised Coffee, tobacco, cotton, and sugarcane. Main Idea Question (Cont.) Why did colonists in the Guinanas bring indentured servants from Asia? Colonists in the Guinanas brought indentured servants because slavery had been outlawed by European countries, and settlers needed a new source of labor. Wrap up Music from Colombia and Venezuala Music from Colombia and Venezuala Music from Colombia and Venezuala Jeopardy Chapter Wrap-Up 1. What are the five common elevation zones in the Andes region? 2. What are the three resources found in Caribbean South America? 3. How did geography affect political upheavals throughout the history of Colombia? 4. Why did Venezuela revolt against Spanish colonial rule? 5. How does the political status of French Guiana differ from that of Guyana and Suriname? 1. What are the five common elevation zones in the Andes region? 2. What are the three resources found in Caribbean South America? 3. How did geography affect political upheavals throughout the history of Colombia? 4. Why did Venezuela revolt against Spanish colonial rule? 5. How does the political status of French Guiana differ from that of Guyana and Suriname? CHAPTER 10 Credits All information and activities borrowed from Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; People, Places, and Change
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