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Chapter 9: The Andean Countries


In this chapter students read about the countries of the Andes. One of these countries, Colombia, sits in the northwestern corner of South America. With coastlines on the Caribbean and the Pacific, mountains, and rain forest, Colombia is a country of contrast and diversity.

Lesson Description

Most of the world's countries maintain embassies and official diplomatic ties with each other. In this increasingly technological age, many embassies have also set up Web sites to educate the public about their country. In this lesson students will visit the Web site of the Colombia Embassy, located in Washington, D.C. They will take a more in-depth look at Colombia and create a mobile of its products and natural resources.

National Geography Standards:
Standard 4: The geographically informed person knows and understands the physical and human characteristics of places. Standard 16: The geographically informed person knows and understands the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

Instructional Objectives

  1. The student will be able to describe the major regions of Colombia.
  2. The student will be able to list important facts about Colombia.
  3. The student will be able to create a mobile that displays many of Colombia's natural resources and products.

Student Web Activity Answers

  1. Yellow represents Colombia's wealth and resources. Blue represents the two oceans and many rivers of Colombia. Red represents the blood shed by Colombia's patriots during their war for independence.
  2. the orchid
  3. Andean Region, Caribbean Region, Pacific Region, Eastern Plains Region, Amazon Region
  4. oil and its by-products, coffee, coal, and gold and nickel
  5. Mobiles will vary.

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