Central America Government History Culture

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Central America Government History Culture

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  1. Flags of Central America

    Slide 1 - Flags of Central America

  2. Flags of Central America

    Slide 2 - Flags of Central America

    • Costa Rica
    • Panama
    • El Salvador
    • Guatemala
    • Nicaragua
    • Honduras
    • Belize
  3. Essential Question(s):

    Slide 3 - Essential Question(s):

    • What type of governments can be found in Central America?
    • What are some significant historical events in the region?
    • What is unique about the culture in the region?
    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to discuss the history and culture of the region.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.E - Explain the human characteristics of places and regions by their political activities.
    • Lesson Objectives
  4. Political Geography

    Slide 4 - Political Geography

  5. The history of both Central America and the Caribbean Islands includes ancient civilizations and European colonization followed by independence.

    Slide 5 - The history of both Central America and the Caribbean Islands includes ancient civilizations and European colonization followed by independence.

    • Many citizens of African decent migrated to Central America to work on plantations.
    • Some of the Caribbean Islands are still territories of the U.S., Britain, France, and the Netherlands.
    • History
  6. Most of the countries have experienced political turmoil and unrest over the past 100 years.

    Slide 6 - Most of the countries have experienced political turmoil and unrest over the past 100 years.

    • Today, despite the unrest, most of these nations have democratic governments.
    • Cuba – Communism
    • Puerto Rico – U.S. Commonwealth/Territory
    • Government
  7. Much of the political unrest is due to economic inequality between the wealthy land owners and the poor farm workers.

    Slide 7 - Much of the political unrest is due to economic inequality between the wealthy land owners and the poor farm workers.

    • Government
  8. Culture

    Slide 8 - Culture

    • Languages
    • Central America – Spanish with some English and native Indian languages
    • Caribbean Islands – Spanish, English, French, and African/European mixtures
  9. Culture

    Slide 9 - Culture

    • Languages
    • Central America – Spanish with some English and native Indian languages
    • Caribbean Islands – Spanish, English, French, and African/European mixtures
    • Religion
    • Most of the population is Roman Catholic due to the European influence
    • Others practice a blend of Catholicism and African traditional religions
  10. Caribbean Languages

    Slide 10 - Caribbean Languages

  11. Visual Tour

    Slide 11 - Visual Tour

  12. Visual Tour

    Slide 12 - Visual Tour

  13. Visual Tour

    Slide 13 - Visual Tour

  14. Visual Tour

    Slide 14 - Visual Tour

  15. Which area of Central America is a U.S. territory?

    Slide 15 - Which area of Central America is a U.S. territory?

    • Cuba
    • All Caribbean Islands
    • Puerto Rico
    • Quick Check
  16. Which area of Central America is a U.S. territory?

    Slide 16 - Which area of Central America is a U.S. territory?

    • Cuba
    • All Caribbean Islands
    • Puerto Rico
    • Quick Check
  17. Essential Question(s):

    Slide 17 - Essential Question(s):

    • What type of governments can be found in Central America?
    • What are some significant historical events in the region?
    • What is unique about the culture in the region?
    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to discuss the history and culture of the region.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.E - Explain the human characteristics of places and regions by their political activities.
    • Review Objectives
  18. 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