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Latin American Geography - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you can review a series of short lessons about the physical and cultural geography of Latin America. Follow along with our engaging and experienced instructors to learn about the geography of Mexico and other Central and South American countries. You can reinforce your understanding of important geography terms by taking the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam. The chapter can be accessed on any computer or mobile device, and when you're finished, you should be able to:
- Describe the physical geography of Central and South America
- Discuss Mexico's physical geography
- Talk about Latin America's cultural geography
1. Physical Geography of Central America
Central America is what connects the continents of the Western Hemisphere, giving it some unique geographic features. In this lesson, we'll talk about the geography of Central America and see what defines this region.
2. Physical Geography of South America
South America has some of the most diverse physical geography of any continent. In this lesson, we take a look at the mountains, forests, deserts, and grasslands of the continent.
3. Physical Geography of Mexico
It's not too hard to find Mexico on a map, but how much do you know about what's actually there? In this lesson, we'll check out the physical geography of America's southern neighbor.
4. Cultural Geography of Latin America
How people relate to their environments is an important part of society. In this lesson, we'll talk about cultural geography as it relates to Latin America, and explore some major cultural regions of this area.
5. A Trip to the City: Spanish Practice Activity
Test your Spanish reading skills with this practice activity about the city. You will read a conversation between two friends about their trip to Madrid, in Spain. Check how much you understand about city buildings, locations and activities.
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