South America Amazon Rainforest

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South America Amazon Rainforest

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  1. Rainforests of the World

    Slide 1 - Rainforests of the World

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

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

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of the Amazon Rainforest.
    • 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. The Amazon Rainforest:

    Slide 4 - The Amazon Rainforest:

    • Is located in 9 countries
    • Covers 2.3 million miles
    • Receives 9 feet of rain a year!
    • Produces 20% of earth’s oxygen
    • Is 65% Jungle, 35% grasslands
    • Quick Facts
  5. Take a Look!

    Slide 5 - Take a Look!

  6. The Amazon is home to 14,712 different species of animals.

    Slide 6 - The Amazon is home to 14,712 different species of animals.

    • Over 60,000 different plants are native to the Amazon.
    • 4,000 types of trees grow in the rainforest.
    • Animals and Plants
  7. Produces oxygen, medicines, and food for natives

    Slide 7 - Produces oxygen, medicines, and food for natives

    • Cools ocean temperatures
    • Home to millions of animal and plant species
    • Products: nuts, bananas, coffee, spices, rubber, and resins.
    • Benefits of Rainforest
  8. Removal of vegetation; clearing the land

    Slide 8 - Removal of vegetation; clearing the land

    • Caused by human settlement and development of land
    • Deforestation
  9. Hurricane activity would increase due to warm ocean waters

    Slide 9 - Hurricane activity would increase due to warm ocean waters

    • Many animal and plant species would go extinct
    • Droughts would be more common
    • Cures for diseases/medicine supply would decrease
    • Homes and food for indigenous people would diminish
    • Without the Rainforests
  10. According to the graph, which month receives the highest amount of rain fall?

    Slide 10 - According to the graph, which month receives the highest amount of rain fall?

    • October
    • August
    • March
    • February
    • Quick Check
  11. According to the graph, which month receives the highest amount of rain fall?

    Slide 11 - According to the graph, which month receives the highest amount of rain fall?

    • October
    • August
    • March
    • February
    • Quick Check
  12. Which continent has the largest rainforest?

    Slide 12 - Which continent has the largest rainforest?

    • Africa
    • Asia
    • South America
    • Quick Check
  13. Which continent has the largest rainforest?

    Slide 13 - Which continent has the largest rainforest?

    • Africa
    • Asia
    • South America
    • Quick Check
  14. Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of the Amazon Rainforest?

    Slide 14 - Essential Question(s): What is the location, place, and physical geography of the Amazon Rainforest?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of the Amazon Rainforest.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Review Objectives
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    Slide 15 - Next Lesson Preview