Latin America

April 24, 2014

Latin America

It has been a very busy semester with NeSA testing the end of the school year wrapping up the students are ready to be done with school. In my 6th grade geography class we have just finished working on a unit on Latin America. Throughout this unit we have looked at the socioeconomic problems that plague Mexico City.  My students found it really surprising to learn that Mexico City is sinking at a very fast rate. We also looked at how the indigenous people of Guatemala are resisting modernizing because they fear to lose their traditional way of life.

They also learned about the Amazon Rainforest, and the importance rainforests have on our planet. As a class we took an ecological footprint quiz to see how really wasteful we are many of them were extremely shocked to see the results.  And finally we learned about the Andes mountain chain that runs though most of the western coast of Latin America. At the conclusion of this unit I was able to obtain some Inca Kola, a soda that is manufactured in Peru and gave my students a sample. They absolutely loved it!

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