7SS – South America Road Trip

You are planning a road trip starting at one of these locations.  Choose 4 more locations that you plan on visiting.

  • Angel Falls (Venezuela): highest waterfall in the world
  • Lake Titicaca (between Bolivia and Peru): world’s highest navigable lake
  • Amazon River (Peru and Brazil): second longest river in the world
  • Amazon rain forest (Brazil): largest rain forest in the world; home to diverse plants and animals, as well as to many people such as the Yanomami and the Machiguenga
  • Tierra del Fuego (Argentina): rocky islands with glaciers, mountains, and valleys
  • Moreno Glacier (Argentina): dramatic “dam” in Lake Argentino
  • Atacama Desert (Chile): driest place in the world
  • Cotopaxi (Ecuador): volcano along the “volcano boulevard” in the Andes
  • San Agustin (Colombia): small village near mountains, famous for ancient stone figures
  • Machu Picchu (Peru): lost city of the Incas
  • Pampas (Argentina): vast central plains, home to gauchos, or South American cowboys
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): major city, popular tourist location
  • So Paulo (Brazil): largest city in Brazil, with more than 16 million people
  • Braslia (Brazil): capital of Brazil, with modern design and architecture
  • Cerro Tololo (Chile): world’s second largest observatory, high in the Andes
  • Punta Arenas (Chile): world’s southernmost city
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina): major city; founded by the Spanish in 1536

Once you have the 5 destinations chosen you must complete the following:

  1. Create a Google Maps route map to all locations.
  2. Briefly explain why you are choosing to visit these locations
  3. Research each site and be able to find information
  4. Site information: Name, Location, Important Facts, Interesting Features
  5. 5 pictures for each site and captions that explain each picture
  6. Create a Slide Show or Road Trip Theater production



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