Map Quiz on Tuesday will be on people and places. Anywhere in Latin America and the
Caribbean. Think about what places still have large indigenous people still living there.
Think about historically landscape of different countries.
29 October 2013
Film Reflection 2: The Mission
This film is fairly accurate in describing what was happening in the 1700s when Spain
and Portugal were conquering South America. There was definitely an abuse of t
The Mission Film 1986
(Wikipedia has a better summary of the movie as well!)
Takes place in the 1750s.
The tribe depicted is the Jesuit who lives in Iguau Falls on the cusp of Brazil and
First scene depicted the death of
Meso America: Mayans
South America: Incas
Why did this happen so quickly and why was it so easy for the conquistadors to
establish in Latin America?
Guns, germs & steel
Aztecs believed they were gods
Indigenous Cultures & Agriculture
Why agriculture looks the way it does today.
In general: Focusing attention on agriculture and indigenous culture and landscape
Next class: Soy production etc.
Fall break Tuesday the 15th, no cl
*Groups to discuss abstracts*
Set up a problem
Why is this an issue?
Explain what is happing in the specific country and how reader understand what
is going on
Develop a research question out of this problem
o Explain how the
Urbanization in Latin America
Last class: talked about indigenous, urban civilization that existed before colonialism.
Hundreds of cities established throughout Latin America that served different purposes.
There was also colonialism in
5 December 2013
The Future of Ecotourism in Costa Rica
Ecotourism is a growing popular culture in todays society and is increasingly available
throughout Latin America. Costa Rica, which is known as havin
Exam 2 Review:
Chapter 5: Political and economic systems that formed. Legacies and present day
influences of colonialism
Chapter 7: Prehistory of conquest. What Latin America looked like before the conquest.
Be familiar with indigenous civilizations befor
This course provides students with an understanding of the peoples, places and environments of
ENV 205 Geography of Latin America
Chapter 12 Notes
Urbanization in Latin America
Why urban places look the way they do today.
Map: Shows major cities in Latin America
Mayas and Aztecs.
Tequlochianal largest city. (Mind my spelling)
Chan Chan, Peru: was 2nd or 3rd largest indigenou
Final Exam is Monday at 8am 10am in this classroom (Beal 1).
Final Papers due this Thursday. Be prepared to talk about it.
Come to class with questions about the final exam. NOT cumulative. Only on stuff
discussed after last exam.
Even the Rain Film
Last film reflection if already wrote two, then youre done or you can write another one
and get the lowest grade dropped!
Read two articles by next class (Thursday) for discussion!
For film discussion Tuesday: Look for a news a
Notes from Reading Chapter 11
Mining, Manufacturing, and Tourism
Dominated during colonial times looking for gold, silver and precious gems
Now industrial ores
Pre-conquest mining and manuf.:
Use of jade, obsidian, other precious stones
Types of economic activity in Latin America:
Agriculture: half population still involved in agriculture
Focus on the last three
Passed around obsidian and jade in class. Used obsidian for tools bec
Chapter 13, Development and Health
Watching part of Life and Debt- Development in Jamaica
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Purpose of the fund was to have short term
Jamaicas independence 1962
Because of rise in oil prices, Jamaica was h
12 September 2013
Research Paper Abstract
Ecotourism is a growing popular culture in todays society and it spreading
throughout Latin America. More specifically, ecotourism in Costa Rica has become so
Abstracts (150 words) due next Thursday 9/12!
Formulate a research question, something you plan to address throughout your
Can choose one country, or multiple countries
Then choose how you plan to answer q
Geography of Latin America
Defining Latin America Geography as a major player in defining Latin America.
Understanding specific regions (Latin America as a region)
Core principles of each regions
Common Characteristics of Latin America
Geography of Latin America ENV 205
Weather and Climate Patterns in Latin America.
1. What are the primary controls that determine temperature patterns in Latin
2. What are the primary factors that determine amount and timing of
Discussion of The Quake Documentary
*First Exam on Tuesday 9/24
*Map Quiz on Thursday 9/19
Question about The Quake worksheet:
1. Natural or physical factors that help explain the impacts of the 2010
Haiti is between two fault
EXAM ON TUESDAY:
Short Answer (Describes a specific region or definition or describe climatic that
shape the landscape)
One/Two Essay Questions
Discussion from The Quake
Discussions from class
Chapters 1-3 b
Tragic history has created what Latin America is today.
1. Aztecs: most important in Mexico
Divine intervention and spiritual founding of the city
1300s-1400s, period when the Aztecs was flourishing
Made alliances with other groups (Gave t
1. What are the major landforms regions and subregions of Latin America?
o Serra do Mar
Formed by plate tectonic
Igneous rock (old)
o Parana Plateau
o Iguacu Falls
Mato Grosso Plateau
17 September 2013
Film Reflection: The Quake
This was a very powerful film and portrayed many aspects of the aftermaths of natural
disasters in todays society. Earthquakes happen all the time all over the world,
5 November 2013
After watching this documentary about the behind-the-scenes factors in producing and
distributing bananas in the Americas, I was extremely shocked. I was amazed that I had n