ch_04a-1 - MIDDLE AMERICA I (CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO...

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MIDDLE AMERICA I (CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE AMERICA o DEFINING THE REALM MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, CARIBBEAN ISLANDS o MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES FRAGMENTED - PHYSICALLY AND POLITICALLY DIVERSE CULTURALLY POVERTY IS ENDEMIC REGIONS OF MIDDLE AMERICA (MAP) POLITICAL MAP OF MIDDLE AMERICA (MAP) PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY o LAND BRIDGE o ARCHIPELAGO GREATER AND LESSER ANTILLES o NATURAL HAZARDS EARTHQUAKES VOLCANOES HURRICANES WORLD TECTONIC PLATES (MAP) DISTRIBUTION OF EARTHQUAKES & VOLCANOES (MAP) WORLD HURRICANE TRACKS (MAP) CULTURE HEARTH o SOURCE AREAS      FROM WHICH RADIATED IDEAS,  INNOVATIONS, AND IDEOLOGIES THAT CHANGED THE  WORLD BEYOND
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MESOAMERICA o CULTURE HEARTHS MAYA CIVILIZATION 3000 BP CLASSIC PERIOD 200-900 AD HONDURAS, GUATEMALA, BELIZE, YUCATAN  PENINSULA THEOCRATIC STRUCTURE AZTEC CIVILIZATION 1300 AD VALLEY OF MEXICO TENOCHTITLAN (>100,000 PEOPLE) NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES OF MIDDLE
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