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1 Mrs. Davis s Adventures Latin America Countries & Political Map NAME: DATE: PERIOD: DIRECTIONS: Use your mapping skills and textbook pages: 127, 97, and 3 to complete Mrs. Davis s Story. Transfer the countries to the map on the last page. Shade the map to look like a political map. Over summer vacations, Mrs. Davis writes for Fromer s. They write detailed and informative travel books about places all over the world. Mrs. Davis spent last vacation writing about Latin America. Trace Mrs. Davis s journey through Latin America. the Caribbean Mrs. Davis began her trip in the Caribbean. She left New York on a plane heading south to 18 N, 66 W. She landed in the capital of, which is a territory of the United States. Mrs. Davis was looking forward to many adventures. As Mrs. Davis toured the western coast of the island, she came across a beautiful crystal clear harbor. Here, Mrs. Davis set sail west for the country of the. After enjoying a series of competitive baseball games, Mrs. Davis drove across the border to the west into. Here she was surprised to see a country still recovering from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in At Port-au-Prince, Mrs. Davis took a cruise ship to Kingston, the capital city of. Mrs. Davis enjoyed an evening celebration of reggae music at a beach front cook out. Her cruise then set sail north to the largest island in the Caribbean,. Mrs. Davis was most excited about visiting here because of their improving relationship with the U.S. She was amazed at how many classic cars drove the streets of Havana, the capital city. Middle America (Mexico & Central America) Mrs. Davis s time in the Caribbean was at a wrap, so she boarded a plane and headed west to 19 N, 99 W. She landed in the capital of. Mrs. Davis rented a jeep and took a road trip southeast through the Mexican Plateau. She visited little villages in search of silver crafts made by local artisans. Along the way she saw amazing Aztec ruins. Mrs. Davis decided to visit Mexico s Yucatan Peninsula so that she could also view the Mayan ruins. From the Yucatan Peninsula, Mrs. Davis traveled south along the Caribbean Coast to. Mrs. Davis, while fluent in Spanish, went back to speaking English because the British colonized this area of Central America. From here, Mrs. Davis traveled to Guatemala City, which is the capital of. After a short stop in Guatemala city, Mrs. Davis continued to San Salvador, the capital of.

2 Mrs. Davis heard about a special tour through four countries to view the exciting wonders of Central America s rainforests. The trip began in Tegucigalpa, the capital of. It then ran south through the highlands of and before ending at Panama City, the capital of. Mrs. Davis took many awesome pictures of the beautiful animals and plants during this part of her trip. South America Mrs. Davis departed Panama City by plane heading east to 5 N, 52 W. Mrs. Davis landed in the largest city of, which is a French controlled territory. With winding dirt roads and dense rainforests, Mrs. Davis traveled by dirt bike through the Guyana Highlands west across the two countries of and. Mrs. Davis busted out her GPS and used it to guide her northwest to 10 N, 67 W, which is the capital of Venezuela. Mrs. Davis visited our exchange student friends here. After departing, Mrs. Davis traveled to Bogota, the capital of. Mrs. Davis left on a quad to travel through the cities of the Andes Mountains, which are the longest mountain range in the world. Mrs, Willen left Bogota heading southwest to Quito,. Her journey then moved south to Lima, Peru. Mrs. Davis visited a series of Native America villages and Incan ruins. The Andes journey continued through La Paz and Sucre, the two capitals of before ending in Santiago,. Mrs. Davis was amazed at the constant changes in climate and vegetation as she went up and down mountains and through the valleys of the Andes. Mrs. Davis had a very long trek through South America up to this point. She needed to take a break and wind down before returning home. From Santiago, Mrs. Davis boarded a flight to 35 S, 56 W. She landed in the capital of. Here, Mrs. Davis did some quick shopping and preparing for some fishing with her good friend Jeremy Wade. The two left by boat heading west to Buenos Aires, the capital of. Here the two followed the story of a river monster north up the Rio Parana until they reached Asuncion,. After catching an arapaima, one of the largest fish in South America, Mrs. Davis said good-bye to Jeremy. Mrs. Davis hopped a flight to 23 S, 43 W. She landed along the Atlantic Coast in, which is the former capital of. Mrs. Davis enjoyed her last few days in Latin America relaxing along the white sand beaches, and basking in the sun. Soon, Mrs. Davis would need to return home, and begin another fun filled year of teaching.

3 Latin America- Political Map ATLANTIC OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN

4 Physical Features of Latin America Landforms & Waterways NAME: DATE: PERIOD: DIRECTIONS: Fill in the table with the appropriate Latin American physical feature. Name of Physical Feature Relative Location This basin lies across northwest/west Brazil. This rainforest lies across northwest/west Brazil. This is the largest river in Latin America. It runs from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. This delta lies at the mouth of the Amazon River along the Atlantic Ocean. This mountain range is the longest in the world. It runs along the Pacific Coast of South America. This desert is one of the driest places on Earth. It lies along the Pacific Coast in northern Chile. This ocean lies east of Latin America. This highland area lies across east/southeast Brazil. This cape is among the furthest points south on the continent of South America. It is actually on the island of Tierra del Fuego. These islands stretch from Florida to Venezuela and form the border of the Caribbean Sea. This sea lies west of the Caribbean Islands. This passage lies between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula. This gulf lies between Baja and the rest of Mexico. This gulf lies to the east of Mexico. This is the lake with the highest elevation in the world. It lies on the border of Peru and Bolivia. This ocean is west of Latin America. This grasslands area lies in northern Argentina west of Uruguay. This canal crosses the country of Panama linking the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. This highlands area lies at across the southern Andes of Chile and Argentina. This plateau lies in the heart of Mexico. Its capital Mexico City lies here. This river forms part of the border between the U.S.A. and Mexico. This ocean lies south of Cape Horn. This strait connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans between Tierra del Fuego and mainland Argentina. This peninsula lies in southeast Mexico.

5 Latin America- Landforms and Waterways DIRECTIONS: Label the map with the physical features from the previous page.

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