BC: It's the little things that make life beautiful.
FC: Keisha DePeazer Block 4 May 10, 2012 | Chapter 10.2 Central America and the Caribbean
1: Divides two oceans. | Central America forms a bridge between North and South America.
2: Considered a "cultural hearth."
3: Contains temples built by Mayans. | Influenced by the Mayans.
4: Spanish is the dominant language. | Catholicism is a major religion. | Natives were moved off the land. | Protestant missionaries are present.
5: Land was opened by the Spanish to graze livestock. | Influenced by the Africans.
6: Calypso songs includes instruments such as: steel drums and guitars. | Calypso music began in Trinidad.
7: Reggae music began in Jamaica. | Bob Marley was the "King of Reggae."
8: Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean islands in 1942. | Europeans brought slaves from Africa to work by force.
9: The first act for independence was in Haiti in the 1790s. | FCuba achieved independence from Spain.
10: Sugar cane, fruits, coffee, and spices were all exports in Central America.
11: Say Cheese! | Many people work on plantations where crops are grown.