Due for Thursday 8/27/20 Latin American Geography and Columbian Exchange

    1) Now that you have selected a Central American nation for your research projects, begin

     researching your paper and presentation.  Reliable sources can be found in the library or:

     Latin American Human Geography- National Geo

     Latin American Textbook - Geography

     Regional History, Culture, and Geography library

  Assigned Nation/Terr:     Student    Presentation Date

           Guatemala           ---> 

           Puerto Rico          ---> 

           Panama                ---> 

           Cuba                      ---> 

           Mexico                   ---> 

           Nicaragua             ---> 

           Dominican Rep.   ---> 

           Costa Rica             ---> 

           El Salvador           ---> 

           Honduras              --->

    2) As you research the various nations of Central America, we'll begin introducing Early

        American history.  Read this first hand account of the conquest of the Incans & answer

        the questions.  It pretty accurately captures the brutality and desperation which 

        allowed the Spanish Conquistadors to defeat a Incan Empire numbering in the millions.


  Due for Tuesday 8/25/20-      Latin American Geography & the Columbian Exchange
  1) Today, students will select a Central American nation to research.  You will
      prepare a short 10-15 minute presentation on your assigned nation for a future class.  
      Begin researching your presentation now as it is due starting Wed, 9/2.

      A helpful starting resource with maps and national info is found here.
   2) We will begin watching the following movie  about the Colombian Exchange and 
      complete the questions. Its the BEST documentary on the after-effects of the
      European Invasion of North and South America.   

  Due for Friday 8/21/20-        Latin American Geography
   1) To understand Latin American history and culture, you have to understand Latin
      American Geography. Begin by identifying the following 32 locations:

  Early Civilizations:  Mayan Empire      Aztec Empire    Incan Empire   Nazca Empire    

  North and Central American Nations/Territories:
              Mexico     Belize     Guatemala       El Salvador       Nicaragua        Costa Rica
             Honduras         Panama      Cuba     Dominican Republic     Puerto Rico    USA

  Key Cities:   Mexico City   Belmopan   Guatemala City  San Salvador   Managua
            San Jose  Tegucigalpa      Panama City    Havana    Santo Domingo   San Juan
            ‚Äč St. Augustine 

  Oceans/Bays:   Atlantic Ocean   Gulf of Mexico   Caribbean Sea    Pacific Ocean

  2) Then locate the above locations onto the following map.  Please be precise! 
     If this kid can do it, you can too.

  Due for Friday 8/21/20-        Welcome!  Latin American Geography and current events  
  1) Study the Central American map locations & complete the map which is due on Friday, 8/21.

  2) Research a daily news story from Latin America.  You will be expected to have one each day

       for the start of class.  Please take the time to select of story of consequence, which affects

        society  in a  significant way. You should read a reputable source like BBC Latin America,

       AP NewsAl Jazeera or NBC News.  Come to the daily  Zoom call prepared to discuss

       the story with your classmates.

If you need help for any reason, please contact me at: alan.vitale@cms.k12.nc.us


Latin-American Studies 2020-21