Geography of Central America Teacher Resources

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Central America: Panama Canal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the geography of Central America. On a map, they route different ways to get from Spain to India. In groups, they research the development of the Panama Canal and how it shortened the trip across the Atlantic...
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The Geography of Latin America

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Perfect for a geography or world cultures lesson, the slides in this presentation cover the topography, demographics, and climate of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. From the apex of the Andes Mountains, to the depths...
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Central America Region: Physical Map

For Students 5th - 12th
In this Central America physical map worksheet, students make note of the major landforms located in this region of the world.
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Geography Now! El Salvador!

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
El Salvador's culture and politics may mimic its landscape—tough and beautiful. With every major city near a volcano and the legacy of a violent civil war, El Salvador grapples with its past. A video resource explores the Central...
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Geography Now! Nicaragua

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The volcano is perhaps the best symbol for the country of Nicaragua. It's beautiful, but a bit unstable. A video resource profiles the Central American nation, which is the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. Highlights include...
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Central America Map Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the map that includes 22 Central American countries. Students identify the names of the countries in 3 minutes.
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Geography Now! Honduras

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Honduras is home to ancient ruins and beautiful baroque buildings. It also has fish-nados, a natural phenomenon that causes fish rain upon parts of the country. A video profile explores the Central American nation, including some of its...
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Geography of South America

For Teachers K - 5th
Young explorers study South American geography. They study maps and create a physical map of the Andes themselves! They also research the geography, environment, and the culture of the Andes and present a report to the class.
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South America and Central America Capitals Map Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the map that includes all of Central and South America's countries. Students match each of the country names to the appropriate locations on the map.
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South America and Central America Map Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz activity, students examine the map that includes all of Central and South America's countries. Students match each of the country names to the appropriate locations on the map.
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Geography Now! Costa Rica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its name means rich coast, and Costa Rica is a showcase of the resources Latin America has to offer. From its jungles to its carbon neutral environmental policy, the Central American country has managed to carve out a stable democracy...
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Geography Now! Guatemala

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Mayans still exist, and their presence is felt everywhere—just ask the people of Guatemala. The Central American country is home to many ruins from the ancient civilization, and its people still speak many of the Mayan's original...
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Geography Now! Belize

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Belize is an adorable anomaly, being the only Latin American country with English as its official language. It's also home to thousands of Mennonites and is the gateway to the Caribbean, despite sitting on the Latin American land mass. A...
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Central America and the Caribbean

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Central America and the Caribbean instructional activity, students learn about the culture, economics, and life of Central America and the Caribbean. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on...
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Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses

For Teachers 4th - 6th
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map...
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Video Boxes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create a video box about a Central American country. For this world history lesson, student research Central America and pick a country they want to investigate. They work in groups to create a video box that shows images about...
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Geograophy of Mexico And Central America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a chart comparing the terrain, climate, economy, environmental issues and natural disasters for Mexico and the Central American countries. They view and discuss a video on the region then compile research on the internet.
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What's In a Name?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is in a name? Eager historians trace the geographical history of places in the United States with Spanish names. Using a worksheet activity, clues, and web research developed in conjunction with the PBS "Latinos in America" series,...
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World Map and Globe - Lesson 15 Mountains of the World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners locate major world mountain ranges. In this geography activity, students identify major mountain ranges on 6 on of the 7 continents on a large world physical map.
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Do Some Research - Guatemala

For Students 5th - 6th
In this geography research worksheet, students use the library or Internet to locate information about the location of Guatemala. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to...
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Welcome to the Americas

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography lesson plan on the Americas, students can locate North, Central and South American countries and states. Students choose a location to research and...
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Trade Missions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the products of countries in Central and South America. t research which products from the countries they represent are imported to the United States. They create tables and/or graphs to indicate annual totals.
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Map Skills

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young geographers will need to use a variety of map skills to complete the tasks required on this worksheet. Examples of activities include using references to label a map of Mexico, identify Canadian territories and European countries,...
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Hispanic Heritage Month

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this fall by learning more about the culture of a Hispanic country! A social studies resource focuses on the geography, culture, and traditions of Hispanic countries.