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.
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.
- The student will be able to describe the major regions
- The student will be able to list important facts about
- The student will be able to create a mobile that displays
many of Colombia's natural resources and products.
Student Web Activity Answers
- 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.
- the orchid
- Andean Region, Caribbean Region, Pacific Region, Eastern
Plains Region, Amazon Region
- oil and its by-products, coffee, coal, and gold and nickel
- Mobiles will vary.
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