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Chapter 7 Central America and the Caribbean islands Lesson 1
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Name the 7 countries of Central America
Belize , Guatemala,Honduras,El Salvador,Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
What is Central America most distinctive landform
What do the mountains form?
The Central Highlands
What occurs along Central Highlands Ring of Fire
Earthquakes and volcanoes
What two bodies of water do the rivers of theCentral
Highlands flow into?
Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
Name the 3 vertical climate zones
Tierra caliente, tierra templada and templada fria
What is the largest lake in Central America?
Describe Central America's climate
What things affect Central America's economy?
Lack of natural resources, wars, earthquakes, and hurricanes, floods
What industry do most of the people work in?
The number of different animals and plants living in an environment.
How do you determine if an environment is healthy and stable?
The greater the diversity: more different plants and animals.
Why is industry limited in Central America?
Lack of natural resources
Which country is an exception to having a lack of resources?
What natural resources are in Nicaragua?
Gold silver, iron ore, lead, zinc, and copper
Crops sold for a profit
Name and important waterway
The Panama Canal
Why was the Panama
For ships to pass between the Atlanta and Pacific Oceans, instead of going around South America
What is a free trade zone
An agreement between Countries to lower trade barriers between countries such as taxes on imports
What is the free trade zone called with Central America and the US
Why is it important for an economy to avoid over dependence on cash crops/
Cash crops factors can not be controlled such as weather
And unstable markets.
Lesson 2 History of Central America
Who were the first inhabitants in Central America?
Who conquered the Native Americans?
Name an important early civilization of Central America and Mexico?
The Myra civilization
What types of jobs did the Mayan civilization do?
Name one Native American civilization in Central America
How did the conquistadors cause unrest in Central America for years?
The conquistadors continued to conquer
More land in Central America causing fightings
What Spaniard established claim to Central America/
Rodrigo de Bastidas
Who established the first colony in Central America?
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
What country did Central America get its independence from?
What country did Central America join to?
What provinces separated from Mexico?
Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Coasta Rica
What did Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Coasta Rica form?
The United provinces of Central America
What was the capital city of the The United provinces of Central America ?
Are the United provinces of Central America still together?
No, they are separate countries
What two social classes were the people of Central America divided into?
The upper class and the poor
What were the two political classes of the upper class?
The conservatives and the liberals
What type of government did the conservatives have?
Unlimited government, rule by wealthy landowners or the military and interest of the Catholic/church.
What type of government did the liberals have?
Limited government more opportunities for businesses and separation of religion and government.
What is economic colonialism?
The economy of a country or region is controlled by foreign companies ex. European and American coompanies
What are plantations?
Large farms set up by European and American companies.
Where poorly paid workers produce cash crops.
Name some important cash crops?
Bananas, coffee, and sugarcane
Who are caudillos?
Military strongmen heading the governments to ensure the foreigners economic success
What type of government was in power when the caudillos were in power?
Small groups of fighters that used their knowledge of the local landscapes to carry out surprise attacks on the larger military forces.
By the end of the twentieth century what type of government did the countries of Central America have?
Lesson 3 Life in Central America
Today in Central America where do most of the people
In the cities
What type of people live in rural Central America?
mainly poor people
What is reforestation?
The planting of young trees in areas that have been stripped of forests
Something somebody is born to
What is the heritage of Central American now?
European and native heritage
Describe education in Central America now?
Belize and Costa Rica?
It is varied by country. Most children go to school between the ages of 5-12. Only have go on to high school.
Describe education in Central America now?
Less than three fourths of the adults can read
Describe the arts of the native Americans Kuna culture.
The Kuna culture wear bright smocks by its women.
What is another name for Holy Week in Guatemala?
What is a popular sport in Nicaragua?
What is a popular sport in Guatemala?
Which two countries have weak economies?
Nicaragua and Guatemala
Which two countries have stable democracies ?
Costa Rica and Panama
Is their a high crime ,violence, and drug rate in Central
Central American is a hotspot for what type of biodiversity?
Rich in natural resources
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