Tuesday, March 18, 2014

map test help

For those of you who had a hard time with the Europe & Russia map test- here is alternative study option for you. On YouTube there are a bunch of videos that have mnemonic devices to help with memorization of countries :) here is the link to South America (if you look at his profile, he has videos for middle America & the Caribbean, as well as other regions that we've talked about in class or will talk about in the future) Another helpful site is the Sheppards Software that you used for your very first assignment. Good Luck!
Map Mnemonics

Monday, March 17, 2014


Unit 3 Test Review

Our Unit 3 Test will be on March 20th.  The test will cover our classroom discussions, your textbook readings, and your assignments so far this semester.   Below is a list of major topics we have discussed during this unit.  You should be very comfortable with these topics, as they will be covered on the test. Be prepared to answer multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer questions.

Latin American Map Identification (Countries, Major Cities, Physical Features)
L.A. Maps, Graphs & Charts
Guns, Germs & Steel
History of L.A. (as discussed in class/your reading)
L.A. Physical Geography
Natural Disasters (What they are; Haiti, Chili, Indonesia, Japan)
Migration Article—How has migration changed in Latin America?
Mexican Drug Cartels
L.A. Culture

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Latin America

For those of you who were asking about the PowerPoints for this unit, look under the Latin America tab!
I will put all PowerPoints and articles there :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014



Here is the Video we watched in class today- I know we weren't able to get through all of it, so if you have questions you need answered/want to finish watching (because it is so awesome) here you go :)