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Soc. St. Mexico

Mexico map, custom, culture, terrain

What is a way a group of people do things? Custom
What are customs based on? etiquette and taboo
What is etiquette? the right way to do something
What is taboo? the wrong way to do something
What are some examples of customs? shaking hands, kissing cheeks, bowing, using silverware, using chopsticks
What are non-examples of customs? food, clothing, holidays, religion
The physical features of an area of land are called what? terrain
What are 3 examples of terrain? plateau, volcano, mountain
What are the characteristics of terrain? material, elevation, size
What defines a way a group of people live that makes them who they are? Culture
What is Culture based on? location, history, architecture, arts & music
What are some examples of Culture? food, clothing, holidays, religion
What are some non-examples of Culture? shaking hands, wedding ceremonies, removing shoes to enter a house
What types of terrain do most of the countries in Central America have? mountains and plains
What are the types of terrain only some of the countries have? volcanoes and plateaus
What is the climate of Central America most often like? Tropical Climate
A tropical climate means that the region is warm most of the year.
A tropical climate means that Central America ... has a short cool season
What is there a lot of in a tropical climate like Central America? a lot of rain
What is the region of Central America close to which creates a warm, rainy climate? the equator
What causes the climate of Central America to vary from Tropical? elevation
The environmental issues of Central America seem to be based on location
What type of environmental issue to they have if they are close to the coast? hurricanes
What do hurricanes and excessive rain cause? soil erosion
What do the hurricanes cause that then causes soil erosion? flooding and landslides
What is deforestation? when forests have been cleared or thinned, usually by humans
What is the land being cleared for in Central America? farming and housing
What is the most spoken language in Central America? Spanish
What is the most common religion in Central America? Roman Catholic
When do most of the countries in Central America celebrate Christmas? December 25
Do all of the countries in Central America celebrate Christmas the same day? Most do, but there are differences in customs
Created by: jgruberdes