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 Chapter Five
Middle America comprises all the lands and islands between the United States to the North and South America to the south.
Middle America functions as a land bridge between continental land masses (North and South America) and between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Middle America is actually divided into two societies: a coastal rimland society and a mainland society.
www.accd.edu /sac/earthsci/sgirhard/1303.090/chap5.htm   (3865 words)

 Middle America - BL
Middle America consists of the countries that lie between the southern border of the United States and the northern border of South America.
Honduras, with a population of 5.9 million is the second poorest country in Middle America with a GNP per capita of $740.
It has had the misfortune of leading Middle America in several categories; the lowest GNP per capita at $410, it has the highest rate of natural increase at 3.2%, and one of the highest illiteracy rates.
maps.unomaha.edu /Peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam4/MAmerica.html   (2874 words)

 MSN Encarta - Native Americans of Middle and South America
During the colonial period in Spanish-speaking Middle and South America, many indigenous peoples came to detest the name indio because it was accompanied by their subjugation and maltreatment at the hands of European conquerors.
In Middle America and in the Andes mountains of South America, Native Americans began to grow maize (corn), beans, squash, and many other crops.
When European explorers began arriving in Middle and South America in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, hundreds of indigenous cultures existed across the land, from present-day Mexico to the southern tip of South America.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701509044/Native_Americans_of_Middle_and_South_America.html   (1319 words)

 Africans in America/Part 1/The Middle Passage
Fully loaded with its human cargo, the ship set sail for the Americas, where the slaves were exchanged for sugar, tobacco, or some other product.
The captives were about to embark on the infamous Middle Passage, so called because it was the middle leg of a three-part voyage -- a voyage that began and ended in Europe.
Africans who had made the Middle Passage to the plantations of the New World did not return to their homeland to tell what happened to those people who suddenly disappeared.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html   (625 words)

 1492 -- Middle America
Within thirty years, it had the first printing press in the Americas, a cathedral, and a university.
The use of this highly revered form of indigenous artwork to display a Christian symbol introduced by the Iberian religious missionaries is striking testimony to the confluence of Spanish and Indian cultures and belief systems that was to occur later throughout America.
It contains one of the earliest known images of the Madonna and Child in these types of documents, a representation of a costly banner made of precious feathers and gold.
www.ibiblio.org /expo/1492.exhibit/e-Eur.claims.Amer/midamer.html   (466 words)

 Americas Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Central America and the Caribbean (Reference Map) 1999 (111K) Larger JPEG Image (460K)
Central America and the Caribbean (Reference Map) 2002 (310K) and pdf format (311K)
Central America and the Caribbean (Reference Map) 2002 (310K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/americas.html   (466 words)

In Middle America the largest number of people live in the Mexican Plateau and along the Pacific Coast of Central America.
Regions - South America's largest lowland is the basin of the Amazon River, the area drained by this huge river and its tributaries.
The largest lake in Central America is Lake Nicaragua.
www.maumee.k12.oh.us /brianbuck/latinamerica.html   (3556 words)

 Encyclopedia: Great Lakes
The Saint Lawrence River (French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
Patagonia is that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies south of the Neuquén and Río Colorado rivers, and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S).
Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Great-Lakes   (8453 words)

 Search Encyclopedia.com
Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the Americas, antiquity and prehistory of the, study of the origins of the aboriginal peoples of the Americas.
Archaeologists believe humans had entered and occupied much of the Americas by the end of the Pleistocene epoch, but the date of their original entry into the Americas is unresolved.
While the thousands of written texts found in the languages of the ancient Middle East illuminate the Bible itself, the artifacts uncovered by archaeologists help re-create the cultural setting of...
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=Archaeologist   (526 words)

 JOB : Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps : USA GA Atlanta
Americas Promise Fellow: Hands On Atlanta Americas Promise Fellows will serve in an elementary, middle, or high school and will spearhead community efforts to provide young people with the Five Promises caring adult, safe places, healthy start, marketable skills, and oppotunity to serve identified by Americas Promise.
Promise Fellows will receive a $325 weekly living stipend, health insurance, childcare assistance if eligible, and a $4,725 education award at the completion of their term of service.
AmeriCorps members receive a $270 weekly living stipend, health insurance, childcare assistance if eligible, and a $4,725 education award at the completion of heir term of service.
www.top-jobs-net.com /jobs/4394.htm   (281 words)

 Americas Historical Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
The maps serve as primary sources of information about the Spanish conquest of Middle America.
Home > Finding Information > PCL Map Collection > Historical > Historical Maps of the Americas
"A New Map of North America Shewing all the New Discoveries 1797", "Engraved for Morses Gazetteer of America", From "A Century of Population Growth", U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1909.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/historical/history_americas.html   (1157 words)

Certainly the use of the plant had already spread across an area stretching from Romania to China, secondly south to India and on to south-east Asia, and last, and certainly not least, to western Asia, from where it diffused to Africa, Europe and eventually the Americas.
The first cultivation of hemp in the Americas seems to have been in Nova Scotia in 1606 and it subsequently became widely grown across North America for its use as a fibre.
Cannabis is a plant native to Central Asia that has spread all over the world and is probably the most widely used recreational and usually illegal drug in the world, being smoked from the inner cities of America and Europe to the outlying atolls of Micronesia.
www.cannabis.net /hist   (1157 words)

 Marian's Blog: Las americas
This commercial trade included places, people and institutions in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas.
Posted by Marian Douglas on 06 August 2005 at 12:23 PM in Africa/americas/both, Anti-Black Racism, Black america culture ethnicity, EU, Everyday world, HR, Las americas, Political history, Race in europe, Racial pecking orders, UK US special relationship, USA, Wretched of the Earth?
America don't need our money, we cannot go to new Orleans, we will be only in the way and another mouth to feed.
marian.typepad.com /marians_blog/las_americas   (1157 words)

 Jihad Watch: Fitzgerald: Islam for Infidels, Part Two
Book after book is churned out by members of the Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America, but when it comes to the politics of Arab Islam, very few are not quickly obsolete.
In the same way, the Shah of Iran was America’s friend, a “pillar of stability,” as Jimmy Carter called it, toasting him at the beginning of January, 1979, the very year Khomeini would come to power.
Basically, what the people of america and europe discovered on 9/11 is something that other civilisations and people have know for centuries.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/004748.php   (1157 words)

 New Page 0
The sense Arab Middle Easterners have of being consistently abandoned or lied to by America’s policy-makers also rests on the more nuanced but no less tolerant American support for long-standing autocratic governments across the region, particularly “US-friendly” governments in the Arab Gulf and in the Levant.
America is on troubled terrain in recent history, and there is a groundswell of diffidence (if not hatred) of the ME “natives” against those perceived to command the largest outside power exercised in the region, yet exercise their power selectively, unjustly and inconsistently.
America and Europe need to be attentive to the deafening call for change, and support those calls which square with Western values of freedom and progress.
www.mallat.com /englishversion.htm   (9339 words)

 Found this about atlantic
92 Guide to Americas Outdoors MiddleAtlantic Ann Jones, et al atlantic
77 Common Houses in Americas Small Towns The Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley John A. Jakle, et al atlantic
112 Americas Atlantic Coast lighthouses a travelers guide Kenneth G. Kochel atlantic
india.depilzman.de /atlantic_ccc.html   (3283 words)

 HBO Films: Middle Passage: Production Notes
The Middle Passage captures a seminal moment at the very beginning of African-American history, taking a novel and haunting look at the transatlantic slave trade, a phenomenon during which millions of Africans died as they were deported to the Americas.
The "Middle Passage" was the leg of the triangle that brought captives from West Africa to North America, South America and the Caribbean.
"The Middle Passage" refers to one leg of a triangular trade system practiced in the 400-odd years leading up to the American Civil War.
www.hbo.com /films/middle/inside/production_notes.html   (401 words)

 AWR: Global Glimpse - Coverage Areas
Languages broadcast in the Americas are: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
(including countries in Middle America, Central America, and the Carribean)
www.awr.org /global-glimpse-coverage-areas.html   (401 words)

 McREL online standards and benchmark database
Understands elements of African slavery during the colonial period in North America (e.g., relocation of enslaved Africans to the Caribbean and North America, the slave trade and "the middle passage")
Understands the contributions of African slaves to economic development in the Americas (e.g., contributions of rice cultivation and cattle raising in South Carolina) and the transmission of African cultural heritage (e.g., through religious practices, dances, and work songs)
Understands how the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the Americas
www.mcrel.org /compendium/topicsDetail.asp?topicsID=878&subjectID=5   (282 words)

 Saudi Aramco World: Departments : Suggestions for Reading
She also highlights the political and economic factors that brought Arabs to America and led many of them to stay, even after they had met their goal of earning enough to prosper in their homelands.
The author offers evidence aplenty of how hard work and creativity enabled Arabs to put down roots in America, to the benefit of the community and the country.
The author calls South Arabian architecture, as understood from the remains of temples, city walls and irrigation systems, especially at Marib, "unique in the entire ancient Middle East" and predicts that "pleasant surprises" about ancient South Arabia await future archeological expeditions.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /departments/suggestions.for.reading.htm   (16604 words)

 Space and Culture: July 2004
The members of this huge group traverse four major routes: Central and South America to the United States and Canada, the former Soviet bloc to Western Europe, Southeast Asia to the Middle and Far East, and Africa to Europe.
And (for my MA thesis) I spent the greater part of 1999 reading Spanish chronicles of the invasion and colonisation of the Americas.
This rhetoric draws on cultural values powerful in America: technology as a means to social progress, an emphasis on individualism, and a belief in the dynamism of free markets.
spaceandculture.org /2004_07_01_archive.php   (5076 words)

 Nat' Academies Press, Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History (2001)
It is visible throughout the Americas and in part from Africa and Europe.
All longitudes from the Middle East to the Pacific Ocean side of North America provide viewing locations for the entire eclipse.
Throughout North America totality may be seen, although the Moon will set before that phase is completed for viewers on the East Coast.
www.nap.edu /books/030907438X/html/327.html   (5782 words)

Killifishes are most diverse in the tropical part Americas and Africa, especially in shallow or seasonal waters where other fishes are lacking.
There are also killifishes in Asia, and the temperate parts of North America, Mediterranean Europe and the Middle East.
is a highly predatory fish found in brackish waters through much of coastal Central America.
www.pufferfish.co.uk /aquaria/water/brackish/faq/faq6.htm   (3659 words)

 SEGA Tech
Cheryl Kratochvil and Mary Ann Stamp of Cape Girardeau Central Middle School in Missouri have an interesting research task and process that should provide Laura and Carletha with ideas.
Next, I think they should check out the Indians of North America WebQuest created by Terri Lieberman a Technology Coach from the Visalia Unified School District.
The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.
segatech.blogspot.com /2005/08/native-americans.html   (510 words)

 Americas - International News - New York Times
World Briefing: United Nations, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas, Asia
Americas - International News - New York Times
What political reforms are needed to establish stability in Latin America?
www.nytimes.com /pages/world/americas   (270 words)

 North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geopolitically, Northern America is sometimes used to refer to Canada and the United States together (plus Greenland, Bermuda, and St. Pierre and Miquelon), while Central America is mainland North America south of the U.S. The term Middle America is sometimes used to refer to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean collectively.
North America occupies the northern portion of the landmass generally referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere, the Americas, or simply America.
The United States Geographical Survey states that the geographic center of North America is “6 miles west of Balta, Pierce County, North Dakota” at approximately 48⁰ 10′ North, 100⁰ 10′ West, approximately 25km from Rugby, North Dakota.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_America   (1028 words)

 Black Peoples of America - The Middle Passage
The transport of black Africans to the Americas by slave ship became known as the Middle Passage because it was the middle leg of the Triangular Trade route used by the European merchants.
Black Peoples of America - The Middle Passage
The African slaves were viewed as cargo by the merchants and were packed into the ships with no regard to their basic human rights.
www.historyonthenet.com /Slave_Trade/middle_passage.htm   (265 words)

 Africans in America Part 1 Narrative The African Slave Trade and the Middle Passage
On the "middle" leg, ship captains such as John Newton (who later became a foe of slavery), loaded their then-empty holds with slaves and transported them to the Americas and the Caribbean.
Just as horrifying as these death marches was the Middle Passage, as it was called -- the transport of slaves across the Atlantic.
A typical Atlantic crossing took 60-90 days but some lasted up to four months Upon arrival, captains sold the slaves and purchased raw materials to be brought back to Europe on the last leg of the trip.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aia/part1/1narr4.html   (765 words)

 Neolithic period
By 1500 B.C., Neolithic cultures based on the cultivation of corn, beans, squash, and other plants were present in Mexico and South America, leading to the rise of the Inca and Aztec civilizations and spreading to other parts of the Americas by the time of European contact.
In the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys, the Neolithic culture of the Middle East developed into the urban civilizations of the Bronze Age by 3500 B.C. Between 6000 B.C. and 2000 B.C. Neolithic culture spread through Europe, the Nile valley (Egypt), the Indus valley (India), and the Huang He valley (N China).
The termination of the Neolithic period is marked by such innovations as the rise of urban civilization or the introduction of metal tools or writing.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0835205.html   (765 words)

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