Lesson 7: Natural Resource Extraction in South America

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February 11, 2016 at 11:54 am  •  Posted in s16-econ491 by  •  3 Comments

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Thu, Feb 11

Review:

  • Immigration in Central America
  • Exam 1 – Part 1
    • Write an Opinion Piece (Letter to the Editor style)
    • Choose one topic
      • Energy in North America (Keystone XL)
      • Drug Cartels in Mexico (Sinaloa Cartel and El Chapo)
      • Immigration in Central America
      • Resource Extraction in South America
    • Due (printed) at time of Exam 1, Thu Feb 18
    • Paper should be 1-2 pages or 400-800 words
  • Exam 1 – Part 2
    • In-class exam
    • Map testing knowledge of regional geography
    • Short answer/essay questions

Presentation:

  • Geography of South America
    • Major Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
    • Capitals and Key Cities: Buenos Aires, La Paz, Brasilia, Santiago, Bogota, Quito, Lima, Caracas,  Montevideo, Asuncion, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
    • Landmarks: Andes Mountains, Amazon River and Rain Forest, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego
    • south_america
  • Ecuador: Rainforest vs Globalization (video documentary)
  • Reliance on Natural Resources – Economist Article

Assignment:

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