North America
Mesoamerica/Caribbean
South America
Geography Vocab.
Miscellaneous
100

The country that is on the United States' northern border

What is Canada?

100

The southernmost region of North America, lying between Mexico and South America and comprising Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize

What is Central America?

100

"Farmers...are rapidly destroying this lush landscape. They are cutting and burning trees to make room for their soybean fields and cattle ranches". Paradise Lost

What is the Amazon rainforest?

100

The exact location of a place

What is absolute location?

100

The setting of the folktale The Terrible Chenoo

What is North America?

200

A word that could refer to any of the countries in North, South, or Central America, not just the United States

What is America?

200

A man-made waterway that cuts through the Isthmus of Panama to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

What is the Panama Canal?

200

Many animals live in the warm, wet rainforest or the grassy savanna of this country. It has over 1,500 species of birds and more than 500 types of amphibians.

What is Brazil?

200

A description of where something is

What is relative location?

200

A piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water

What is an isthmus?

300

A new territory in the very north of Canada, populated by the Inuit people North America, Dear Pen Pal

What is Nunavut?

300

The Greek word for "middle"

What is meso?

300

One of the world's most extreme deserts, found in this South American country

What is the Atacama Desert, in Chile?

300

This type of map shows the physical features of an area, gives information about the height, depth, and shape of these features, and shows mountains, deserts, bodies of water, and other landforms

What is a physical map?

300

Made up of more than 700 islands, ranging from tiny islets to nation states

What is the Caribbean?

400

A country in North America that is three times as big as the state of Texas

What is Mexico?

400

One of the most famous characters in Caribbean folklore

Who is Anansi the Spider?

400

The site of an ancient city, and one of the most visited sites in the world. It is located in the Cusco region of Peru in the Andes Mountains

What is Machu Picchu?

400

An area with definable characteristics (usually definite boundaries)

What is a region?

400

The setting of Conejito

What is Panama?

500

This region extends from southern Alaska and along Canada’s coastline to Washington, Oregon, and northern California

What is the Pacific Northwest?

500

Naturally green fruits common in the Caribbean islands

What are plantains?

500

The source of the Amazon River

What is the Andes Mountains in Peru?

500

Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain

What are natural resources?

500

The smallest country in Central America

What is El Salvador?

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