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Central America

Social Studies, Grade 8

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Study Guide Central America Social Studies, Grade 8

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CENTRAL AMERICA Central America is the small isthmus that separates the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and connects North America and South America. It is made up of these seven countries: Belize Guatemala El Salvador Honduras Nicaragua Panama Costa Rica Central America is considered a Mesoamerican civilization that was largely inhabited by people indigenous to the area until Spanish intervention in the 1500’s. The most notable of the native people of Central America are the Mayans and Aztecs, who created an empire in this region of the Americas. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
After the Spanish rule, the people of Central America established different stages of independence from New Spain. Mexican and U.S. involvement played a big part in the history and creation of Central America as we know it today. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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