The World and Its People

Chapter 9: The Andean Countries

Student Web Activity


In this chapter, you have read about the countries of the Andes. One of these countries, Colombia, sits in the northwestern corner of South America. With coastlines, mountains, and rain forest, Colombia is a country full of contrast and diversity.

Destination Title: The Embassy of the Republic of Colombia

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Start at the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia Web site.

  • Click on Colombia in the blue bar near the top of the screen.
  • Scroll down the page and read the information. After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.

How large is Colombia?
What is unusual about Colombia's location?
Where do most Colombians live?
What are Colombia's top mineral and energy resources?
Browse through the rest of the Web site. Create a mobile that displays Colombia's products and natural resources. Display your mobiles around the classroom.
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