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Social Studies 6 th Grade
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Key Terms Land bridge Service industry Subsistence farm Mestizo Adobe Peninsula
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The Land Mexico forms a land bridge, or narrow strip of land that joins two larger landmasses. This land bridge connects North America and South America. Mexico is a peninsula, or piece of land surrounded by water on three sides. Mexico was once called “land of the shaking earth” because of its many earthquakes. Mexico’s climate is hot and humid in the lower valleys and cooler in the mountain tops.
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The Economy Service industries strengthen the country’s economy. A service industry is a business that provides services to people instead of making goods. Banking and tourism are Mexico’s main service industries.
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…Economy cont. Although rich in minerals, Mexico is poor in fertile land. Central Mexico is the economic heart of the country, home of Mexico City. In the south are subsistence farms,small plots where farmers grow only enough food to feed their families. Tourism is also important in the south with
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