Meet national geography standards! Critical Thinking about Geography: South America covers latitude & longitude, map projections, and a compass rose, before moving on to political, physical, economic, climate, historical, resource and highway maps. South American ecosystems, Amazonian Rain Forest Environmental problems, and continental changes are also covered through using maps of the designated area. 25 maps are provided, with 15 accompanying lessons, each designed to take 20-30 minutes. Teacher instruction pages include a goal/standard, map overview, answers to the student activity sheet, suggestions for discussion, and extension/enhancement activities. A fully searchable CD-ROM of the contents is also included. 78 reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 6-12.