South America Physical Geography

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South America Physical Geography

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  1. Describe the Climate in South America

    Slide 1 - Describe the Climate in South America

  2. Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of South America?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of South America?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of South America.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. The Americas

    Slide 3 - The Americas

    • Canada and Mexico
    • South America
    • Central America
    • Physical Geography
    • Big Idea: How can you use the 5 themes of geography to learn about The Americas?
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
  4. 4th largest continent

    Slide 4 - 4th largest continent

    • Longest mountain range
    • Driest desert
    • Biggest rainforest
    • 2nd longest river
    • Quick Facts
  5. Andes Mountains

    Slide 5 - Andes Mountains

    • Amazon Rainforest
    • The Pampas – grasslands
    • Atacama Desert
    • Physical Geography
  6. Political Map

    Slide 6 - Political Map

    • 13 countries
    • Latin America
    • Connected to North America by Central America
  7. Varies greatly by region

    Slide 7 - Varies greatly by region

    • Desert to Alpine Mountains
    • Let’s take a closer look
    • Climate
  8. 5,500 miles long

    Slide 8 - 5,500 miles long

    • Peaks up to 20,000 feet high
    • Andes Mountains
  9. About 600 miles long

    Slide 9 - About 600 miles long

    • Rain falls less than 5 times a century
    • Atacama Desert
  10. 4,300 miles long

    Slide 10 - 4,300 miles long

    • 2nd largest river (after the Nile)
    • Flows through 6 countries
    • No bridges cross it
    • Amazon River
  11. Amazon Rainforest

    Slide 11 - Amazon Rainforest

    • ½ the worlds rainforest is in South America
    • 2.3 million miles
    • 9 feet of rain a year
  12. Tectonic Plates

    Slide 12 - Tectonic Plates

  13. Quick Check

    Slide 13 - Quick Check

    • The Andes Mountains run along which coast of South America?
    • East
    • West
    • Northeast
  14. Quick Check

    Slide 14 - Quick Check

    • The Andes Mountains run along which coast of South America?
    • East
    • West
    • Northeast
  15. Quick Check

    Slide 15 - Quick Check

    • Which area gets the most rain fall?
    • The Pampas Grassland
    • Amazon rainforest
    • Andes Mountains
    • Atacama Desert
  16. Quick Check

    Slide 16 - Quick Check

    • Which area gets the most rain fall?
    • The Pampas Grassland
    • Amazon rainforest
    • Andes Mountains
    • Atacama Desert
  17. Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of South America?

    Slide 17 - Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of South America?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of South America.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Review Objectives
  18. The Americas

    Slide 18 - The Americas

    • Canada and Mexico
    • South America
    • Central America
    • Physical Geography
    • Big Idea: How can you use the 5 themes of geography to learn about The Americas?
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events
    • Physical Geography
    • History, Culture Religion
    • Economy and Current Events