Chapter 6: South America

In this assignment, you will explore the spatial patterns and characteristics of El Nino and La Nina, and the effects on global climate systems. Next, you will explore deforestation trends and spatial patterns. Finally, you will explore the factors leading to the independence movement of Latin American colonies.

  • Describe the potential impact of El Nino on various scales.
  • Identify and describe the locations most affected by tropical deforestation.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of El Nino and La Nina.
  • Compare and contrast the societal constructs in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) to other Latin American countries.
  • Identify the progression of and factors leading to the independence of Latin American countries.

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