To find the names of various places and geographic features using maps in an atlas or the textbook.
10-15 minutes for each of three contests
This activity includes three contests that make it fun to learn about various places and geographic features throughout Latin America.
Contest 1 - Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies
Students use an atlas or a map in their textbook to help them identify the places and geographic features described. Each correct answer is worth either 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 points. A perfect score is 100.
Contest 2 - South America
Same format as Contest 1.
Contest 3 - Countries and Cities of Latin America
In Part 1, students work to unscramble letters to form the names of countries found in Latin America. They can use a map of the region in their textbook or an atlas. Part 2 completes the Contest as class members see how many cities they can find and circle on the word search puzzle.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.