Rising seas force islanders to Panama’s mainland

Q: Indigenous Guna families from the island of Gardi Sugdub are moving into 300 new government-built houses on Panama’s nearby Caribbean coast. They are the first of 63 communities along Panama’s Caribbean and Pacific coasts that government officials and scientists expect to be forced to relocate by rising sea levels in the coming decades. Where is Panama?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The Caribbean Sea is ...

A. North of Panama

B. South of Panama

Q: Panama is the wealthiest nation in Central America, and it has long been a center of trade because of its geography. Panama is a ...

A. Archipelago

B. Isthmus

C. Peninsula

D. Strait

Q: Many indigenous people fled to the islands off Panama’s coast to escape colonists from which nation?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Spain

D. United States

Q: Like much of Latin America, what is now Panama tossed out Spanish rule in the 1800s. Which country helped Panama become a separate independent nation in 1903?

A. Britain

B. Colombia

C. France

D. United States

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