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Middle America

Mexico and Central America


A large raised area of mostly level land


A strip of land that joins to large bodies of land and has water on both sides


A flat grassland region


A dense evergreen forest that has abundant rainfall throughout the year

Amazon River

The second largest river in the world that is found in South America


smaller rivers and streams that flow into a larger river

El Nino

A warming of the ocean water along the western coast of South America


The height of land above sea level


The ways that goods and services are produced and made available to people.

Natural Resources

Things found in nature that people use to meet their needs


Electric power created by rushing water

One resource economy

An economy that depends largely on one resource crop


Multiple economic and resources activities

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