Type
Crossword
Description

narrow strip connecting two large land areas isthmus
the lowlands next to the seacoast coastal plains
chain of islands between the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea archipelago
a part of earths crust tectonic plate
volcanic activity and eruptions seismic
removing a large amount of trees deforestation
crops grown for profit cash crops
shortage scarcity
trade among three continents triangular trade
smaller parts of a larger nation provinces
reduced the time it took boats to travel canal
physical land features terrain
the basic system a society needs such as roads infrastructure
the level of goods, services, and material comforts standard of living
used by geographers to compare quality human development index
large open areas used for grazing and crops grasslands
a string of mountain ranges Andes Mountains
largest river basin on earth amazon river basin
farming only enough food for the family subsistence farming
small rivers that flow into larger bodies of water tributaries
variety of species in an ecosystem biodiversity
dry region on a side of a mountain rain shadow
location on the west side of the Andes Atacama desert
low lying areas of south america include several fertile river lowland
agricultural technique slash and burn
study of mountains topography
sea Mediterranean climate
mild climate temperate
cities with more than one million people megacities

World Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The exact latitude and longitude at which a place is found absolute location
High flat plains where the Andes are widest altiplanos
Located in south Ameria and drains the Amazon Basins amazon river
Mountain range running along the western edge of South America, world's longest mountain range andes
Latin American forces were led across the Andes to win independence for Chile and Peru argentinain dependendance
Dense continuous layer of leaves canopy
The Atacama desert is one of the ______ places in the world driest
A community of plants and animals that depends upon one another and heir surrounding ecosystem
An ____ is a place where a tide meets a river current estuary
Caused by hot weather and lack of rain making grass and wood dry forest fire
A _____ is a cowhand that rid the pampas herding livestock guacho
The pampas consist primarily of ______ grasslands
Cultural geography, studies human activities and their relationship to the environment human geography
Provided by navigable rivers hydroelectric power
Made up by oceans rivers lakes and other bodies of water hydrosphere
Led by Miguel Hidalgo mexican independance
Important waterway that cuts through the isthmus of Panama panama canal
Focuses on the study of earth's physical features physical geography
Occurs when large masses of rock are broken down into smaller pieces physical weathering
Lies between sea level and 2,500 feet tierra cailiente
Potatoes and barley grow at these elevations tierra fria
He southernmost latitude to receive the sun's direct rays tropic of capricorn
The Mato Grosso plateau is part of the ____ of South America valleys
A plateau formed from Hills and lower flatland in Argentina patagonia
Mountain range that many of the Caribbean islands are part of central highlands
Where plates have collided for millions of years pacific ring of fire
Parallel mountain ranges cordilleras
Haiti won its independence from France haitian revolt
Describe a lace's location in relation to another place relative location
a common phrase said at the end of a story the end

Latin America Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Venezuela
Panama
Mexico
Haiti
Cuba
Colombia
Brazil
Bolivia
Atlantic Ocean
Atacama Desert
Sierra Madre Mountains
Andes Mountains
Panama Canal
Pacific Ocean
Gulf of Mexico
Caribbean Sea
Amazon River

World Geography -Unit 2 Latin America Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Many Caribbean islands are part of this mountain range Central Highlands
A.K.A parallel ranges Cordilleras
Where the Andes are widest there are high flat plains called... Antiplanos
A large area located in South America that is known as the Amazon Basin Amazon River
In southern Argentina, hills and lower flatland's form a plateau known as... Patagonia
Where smaller rivers flow into a larger river Tributaries
Covers 8 million square miles of land from the United States-Mexico border to the southern tip of Argentina in South America Latin America
Formed because plates of the earth's have collided for millions of years Pacific Ring of Fire
Both a physical barrier between two countries and a border Rio Grande
Who divided Latin America into three regions? Geographers
Important waterway that cuts through the isthmus of Panama Panama Canal
Leading petroleum producer Mexico
Leading petroleum producer Venezuela
Major deposits of oil and natural gas occur along the... Gulf of Mexico
Where does the rain shadow effect of the Andes produce a dry desert? Chile
What hems the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America Coastal Lowlands
The most navigable river in South America Amazon
What do the rain forests in Latin America provide a lot of? Medicine
What do rain forest plants aid in? Research
What is the climate of most of Latin America? Tropical
What climates do northern Mexico and the southwestern region of South America have? Desert
Each area of Latin America has a distinct... Physical Geography
What does the Pacific Ring of Fire create? Mountains
True or False: People farm in high plains called altiplanos True
What does Brazil consist of? Plateaus
What is an example of a plateau in the Brazilian highlands? Mata Grosso
Referred as a small Caribbean country Dominican Republic
What is the oldest Spanish-language newspaper? El Listin Diario
Where is El Listin Diario located? The Caribbean
How many million square miles of land does Latin America cover? Eight

World Geo. Crossword Puzzle: Unit 2

Type
Crossword
Description

NORTH OF CENTRAL AMERICA Mexico
WHEN A LAYER OF LEAVES FORM TOGETHER, THEY MAKE A DENSE ______ Canopy
WHO DIVIDED LATIN AMERICA INTO THREE REGIONS? geographers
WHAT THE ANDES HAVE MADE WITH THE RAIN SHADOW EFFECT IN CHILE aridatacamadesert
RUNS ALONG THE SOUTH WEST SIDE OF SOUTH AMRICA chile
PARALLEL MOUNTAIN RANGES cordilleras
HIGH FLAT PLAINS WHERE THE ANDES ARE WIDEST THERE altiplanos
A PLACE WERE A TIDE MEETS A RIVER CURRENT estuary
NORTH OF SOUTH AMERICA CENTRALAMERICA
A SMALL CARIBBEAN COUNTRY DOMINACANREPUBLIC
NAVIGABLE RIVERS RIVERSOFSOUTHAMERICA
WHERE PLATES OF THE EARTH'S CRUST HAVE COLLIDED FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS PACIFICRINGOFFIRE
AN IMPORTANT WATERWAY THAT CUTS THROUGH THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA PANAMACANAL
PART OF THE HIGHLANDS OF SOUTH AMERICA matogrossoplateau
IT DRAINS A LARGE AREA THAT IS KNOWN AS THE AMAZON BASIN amazonriver
WHAT DOES THE PAMPAS PRIMARILY CONSIST OF? grasslands
PARTS OF NORTHERN MEXICO AND SOUTHWEST REGION OF SOUTH AMERICA desertandsteppeareas
WHERE THREE RIVERS MEET THE ATLANTIC OCEAN riodlaplata
SOUTH OF CENTRAL AMERICA southamerica
THE ATACAMA DESERT IS ONE OF THE _____ PLACES IN THE WORLD driest
HILLS AND LOWER FLATLANDS THAT FORM A PLATEAU patagonia
IT COVERS 8 MILLION SQUARE MILES OF LAND latinamerica
AN EXAMPLE OF HOW A RIVER CAN BE A PHYSICAL BARRIER BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES riogrande
A COWHAND THAT RID THE PAMPAS HERDING LIVESTOCK goucho
THEY RUN ALONG THE THE WESTERN EDGE OF SOUTH AMERICA andesmountains
CAPITAL OF BRAZIL riodejaneiro
LATIN AMERICA HAS FEW VERY LARGE ______ LAKES
ONE OF THE LEADING PETROLEUM PRODUCERS VENEZUELA
ONE OF THE TEN DAILY NEWSPAPERS READ BY 50,000 PEOPLE ELLISTINDIARIO
ONE OF THE THREE REGIONS CARIBBEAN

Landforms and Bodies of Water Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline bay
A deep, narrow alley with steep walls. canyon
Body of water completely surrounded by land; usually freshwater. lake
Point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean. cape
Area of level land, usually low elevation and often covered with grasses plain
Body of land completely surrounded by water. island
Flat, low land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth. delta
Large natural stream that flows through land. river
Low land between hill or mountains. valley
Land along a sea or an ocean. coast
Small stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river. tributary
_____ of a river--Place where a river empties into a larger body of water. mouth
Part of a body of water that extends into a shoreline; larger and deeper than a bay. gulf
Narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas. isthmus
Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water. peninsula
Area of flat or rolling land at high elevation, about 300 to 3,000 feet high plateau
Land with steep sides that rise sharply from the surrounding land. mountains

World Geography Unit 2 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is part of the highlands of South America Mato Grosso Plateau
In 11532, this person marched south into Peru and conquered the Inca Empire and murdered their Emperor Atahualpa FRANCISCO PIZARRO
Argentina's capital BUENO AIRES
River located in South America that drains the Amazon Basin AMAZON RIVER
Led by Toussaint-Loverture, in the 1970's Haiti had won its independence from France HAITIAN REVOLT
The oldest Spanish-language newspaper read by 50,000 people every day EL LISTIN DIARIO
In Southern Argentina, hills and lower flatlands form a plateau known as this. Patagonia
Where the Andes are widest there are high flat plains called ______. Altiplanos
An important waterway that cuts through the isthums of Panama. This canal is human made and was completed in 1914. Panama Canal
Parts of northern Mexico and the sothwestern region of South America have desert climates and vegtation Desert and Steppe Areas
In 1519, _______ landed in Mexico with 600 Conquistadors and allied with local enemies of the Aztecs. Hernando Cortez
This area lies between sea level and 2,500 feet and has average annual temperatures from 68 to 91 degrees Tierra Caliente
In this area, frosts are common in the winter months. Tierra Fria
Led by Miguel Hialgo, a perish priest, in 1810 Mexican Independence
The place where a tide meets a river current Esturay
Parallel mountain ranges are called _____. Cordilleras
A cowhead that rid the panamas herding livestock, the major agricultural product of Argentina Gaucho
This thing causes animal habitats to be destroyed Forest Fire
A continuous layer of leaves made of broad-leafed and needle leafed evergreen trees are so close together that their crowns form a dense ______. Canopy
Steep cliffs on the Eastern coast of Brazil Escarpment
A mountain range primarily in northern Santa Barbara County and extending into northwestern Ventura County in Southern California Sierra Madre Mts
The world's longest mountain range Andes Mts
One of the principal rivers in the southwest United States and northern Mexico Rio Grande River
A plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains Atacama Desert
A plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains Rio De Janeiro
An area that covers 8 million square miles of land from the United States-Mexico border to the southern tip of Argentina Latin America
A part of earth where earth's crust have collided for millions of years causing earthquakes and creating mountains Ring of Fire
A region of the North Atlantic Ocean in the Caribbean, that includes the island nations and surrounding waters of three major archipelagoes West Indes
The reason why geographers divide Latin America into three distinct areas Distinct Physical Features
A small Caribbean country with a population only slightly greater than that of New York City The Dominican Republic

Latin America Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

cutting down forests without replanting new trees Deforestation
area between Tropic of cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, it’s usually warm Tropics
dense stand of trees and other growth that receives high amounts of precipitation each year Rain Forest
the elevation above sea level Altitude
narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land masses (or areas) Isthmus
small river that flows into a larger river Tributary
an area where river currents and ocean tide meet Estuary
humanmade fuel produced by mixing gasoline and alcohol made from sugarcane Gasohol
an overcrowded city slum in Brazil Favela
a public square in Latin American city around which government buildings and major churches were built Plaza
Mexican cowhand (similar to american cowboys) Vaquero
a foreign owned factory in Mexico where workers assemble parts made in other countries Maquiladora
small plot of land which a farmer only grows enough crop to feed their family Subsistence Farming
a large farm Plantation
a person who earns a living by temporarily moving to a place that is separate from their home for work Migrant Worker
the division of land into zones based on elevations, it helps to determine climate and vegetation Altitudinal Zone
lowest elevation on Mts. where snow stays year round Snow Line
creation of flat areas on mountains for farming purposes Terracing
highest elevation where trees grow on a mountain Tree Line
trading of crops between lowland Vertical Trade

World Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

lies between sea level and 2,500 feet and has average annual temperatures of 68F to 91F Tierra Caliente
Runs along the western edge of south America and is the world's longest mountain range Andes mountains
high flat plains altiplanos
hills and lower flatlands formed in Argentina Patagonia
Western Hemisphere's longest river Amazon River
Major agricultural product of Argentina, cow hand that rid the pampas herding livestock Gaucho
Continous layer of leaves Canopy
Parallel mountain ranges Cordilleras
The pampas consist primarly of grasslands
place where tide mees a river current Estuary
The Atacama Desert is one of the ____ places in the world Driest
The Mato Grosso Plateau is part of the _____ of South America Highlands
A treeless grassy plain llano
a long, steep slope, especially one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights escarpment
Part of America that contains: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Central America
water systems provide _____ power Hydroelectric
its called Latin America because the lanuagues spoken, Spanish and Portuguese, are derived from _____ latin
During Colonial era most latin Americans became _____ Christians
Marched into Peru and conquered the Inca Empire Francisco Pizarro
Landed in Mexio with 600 conquistadors and marched Tenochtitlan Hernando Cortez
led by Miguel Hidalgo, a parish priest, in 1810 Mexican Independence
led by Jose De San Martin when he led his Latin American forces Argentina Independence
won freedom for the present-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia Simon Bolivar
led by Toussaint-Louverture, in the 1790's, Haiti had won its independence from France Haitian Revolt
Arts and literature in Latin America were shaped by ____ styles European
Leading petroleum producer in Latin America Mexico
Important waterway that cuts through the isthmus of Panama Panama Canal
a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake tributary
Major deposit of oil and natural gas Gulf of Mexico
Latin is divided in 3 sections: Middle America, South America and Caribbean

Landforms and Bodies of Water Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A continuous body of salt water, usually a region within and ocean. Sea
A large or small body of water surronded by land. Lake
A narrow passage of water between two larger bodies of water. Strait
A large natural stream of water. River
A man-mad water way or channel. Canal
An angular deposit of soil at the mouth of a river. Delta
One of seven large land masses. Continent
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land. Isthmus
A long projection of land into water and surronded by water on three sides. Peninsula
A land mass smaller than a continent surronded by water. Island
The sea shore Coast
A natural elevation of the earth's surface greater in height than a hill. Mountain
An extensive level of treeless land. Plain
Elevated piece of flat land, generally longer than a mile. Plateau
A long narrow lowland between ranges of mountains or hills. Valley
An opening in the earth's surface that lava, gas, & ash are ejected. Volcano
An extensive area of rolling grassland. Prairie
A large body of salt water that surronds a continent. Ocean
A large mass of slow moving ice. Glacier
A small body of water surronded by land. Pond

Europe Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The longest river within today's European Union Danube river
the action of sharing something out among a number of recipients. Distribution
a part of the Atlantic Ocean, and it separates the island of Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. English Channel
covers all of western and northern France, Belgium, The Netherlands, southern Scandinavia, northern Germany, and nearly all of Poland European plains
a mountainous region that's most associated with the countries of Spain and Portugal. Iberian peninsula
a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land Mediterranean sea
ocuses on the geography of the area and will often have shaded relief to show the mountains and valleys physical map
designed to show governmental boundaries of countries, states, and counties, the location of major cities political map
which form the boundary between Europe and Asia Pyrenees
a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps Rhine river
a peninsula in Northern Europe, which generally comprises the mainland of Sweden, the mainland of Norway, the northwestern area of Finland Scandinavian peninsula
the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe the alps