Mexico: Geographic Passport


World Cultures North America Mexico: Geographic Passport
Students are introduced to the physical geography of Mexico. They create a geographic passport of the country. Then they focus on some of the features of the country that are threatened by human influence on the environment. Students then pick one of these features that they think is important and explain why.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the physical geography of Mexico. They create a geographic passport of the country. Then they focus on some of the features of the country that are threatened by human influence on the environment. Students then pick one of these features that they think is important and explain why.
 
Students should work in four small groups in scene 4. Each group will examine one of four different environmental issues.
 
Objectives:
  • Identify Mexico’s location and describe its major physical features.
  • Evaluate environmental problems related to Mexico’s patterns of population distribution.
  • Describe important locations and features of Mexico and the related environmental problems or related threats.


Mexico is a country that boasts a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Long before the Spanish conquered much of the country, Mexico was home to many ancient civilizations, including the Olmecs, the Aztecs, the Zapotecs, and the Mayans.
 
Today, Mexico is home to almost 120 million people. More Spanish speakers live in Mexico than in any other country in the world.
 
In this lesson, you will learn more about the geography of this great country.
 
Objectives:
  • Identify Mexico’s location and describe its major physical features.
  • Look at several environmental problems related to the influence of people in certain parts of the country.
  • Describe important locations and features of Mexico and the related environmental problems or related threats.




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What comes to mind when you think about the country of Mexico? In a word or short phrase, share an idea with your classmates.

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Take some time to discuss what students already know about Mexico. Some may have been born there or have relatives who were born there. Many will know about some aspects of the culture, including food, music, and celebrations. Give students the opportunity to express their personal connections and explain that their understanding of the country will benefit the rest of the class.


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