Caribbean Physical Geography

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Caribbean Physical Geography

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  1. Slide 1

    • 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
  2. Have You Ever Been to aTropical Island?

    Slide 2 - Have You Ever Been to aTropical Island?

  3. Essential Question(s): What are the location, place, and physical geography of the Caribbean Islands?

    Slide 3 - Essential Question(s): What are the location, place, and physical geography of the Caribbean Islands?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of the Caribbean.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Lesson Objectives
  4. Caribbean – Quick Facts

    Slide 4 - Caribbean – Quick Facts

    • 7,000 islands, inlets, reefs, and caves
    • About 2% of the islands are inhabited
    • Pirates of the Caribbean movie was filmed here
  5. Archipelago: large group of islands

    Slide 5 - Archipelago: large group of islands

    • Formed from tops of underwater mountains, volcanoes and coral reefs pushed up by colliding tectonic plates.
    • Divided into 3 regions
    • Physical Geography
  6. Physical Geography3 Regions

    Slide 6 - Physical Geography3 Regions

    • Lesser Antilles
    • Volcanic islands
    • Smaller islands in the southeastern region
    • Bahamas
    • Coral islands
    • Southeast of Florida
    • Greater Antilles
    • Larger volcanic islands
    • Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic
  7. Tectonic Plates3 Regions

    Slide 7 - Tectonic Plates3 Regions

    • Lesser Antilles
    • Volcanic islands
    • Smaller islands in the southeastern region
    • Bahamas
    • Coral islands
    • Southeast of Florida
    • Greater Antilles
    • Larger volcanic islands
    • Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic
  8. Climate

    Slide 8 - Climate

    • Little change from day to night
    • Little change from summer to winter
    • Winters are dry
    • Summers are wet
    • Weather threats:
    • Hurricanes in summer and fall
  9. Climate

    Slide 9 - Climate

  10. How many regions are the Caribbean Islands divided into?

    Slide 10 - How many regions are the Caribbean Islands divided into?

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • Quick Check
  11. How many regions are the Caribbean Islands divided into?

    Slide 11 - How many regions are the Caribbean Islands divided into?

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • Quick Check
  12. Essential Question(s): What are the location, place, and physical geography of the Caribbean Islands?

    Slide 12 - Essential Question(s): What are the location, place, and physical geography of the Caribbean Islands?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe the physical geography and location of the Caribbean.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy
    • 7.2 The Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
    • Review Objectives
  13. Slide 13

    • 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