Central American Economy

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Central American Economy

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  1. Do You Drink Coffee?

    Slide 1 - Do You Drink Coffee?

  2. Essential Question(s): What drives the Central American economy? What natural resources does Central America have?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What drives the Central American economy? What natural resources does Central America have?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to discuss how a citizen of Central America earns a living.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.4 The Interactions Between People and Places
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. Economy

    Slide 3 - Economy

    • The economy is affected by:
    • Land use
    • Natural Resources
    • Industry
    • Agriculture
    • Exports and Imports
  4. Where are the jobs?

    Slide 4 - Where are the jobs?

    • Most people are very poor
    • The rich are plantation owners
    • Most people of native or African descent are farmers with no land
    • Middle-class is made up of small land owners, urban industry and service workers.
    • Employment
  5. Natural Resources

    Slide 5 - Natural Resources

    • What’s available?
    • Volcanic ash enriched soil good for agriculture – bananas, coffee and cotton
    • Export of timber from rainforests
    • Land and climate perfect for tourism
  6. Agriculture

    Slide 6 - Agriculture

  7. Agriculture

    Slide 7 - Agriculture

  8. Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA):

    Slide 8 - Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA):

    • Signed in 2004
    • How can it affect the economy of the poor countries?
    • Eliminated trade barriers and established free trade at a better cost between the U.S. and the small nations in Central America.
    • Central American Trade
  9. Tourism

    Slide 9 - Tourism

    • Remember our physical map!
    • 28 island nations
    • Over 7,000 small islands
  10. Essential Question(s): What drives the Central American economy? What natural resources does Central America have?

    Slide 10 - Essential Question(s): What drives the Central American economy? What natural resources does Central America have?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to discuss how a citizen of Central America earns a living.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.4 The Interactions Between People and Places
    • Review Objectives
  11. Closer look at some areas of Central America:

    Slide 11 - Closer look at some areas of Central America:

    • Cuba
    • Puerto Rico
    • Panama Canal
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