Tx history-ch-3.1

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Tx history-ch-3.1

  1. 1. Chapter 3: The Regions of Texas Section 1: A Regional Crossroads
  2. 2. Why are we studying this? <ul><li>Texas has several regions with different landforms and climates. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common Regional Names <ul><li>Many places in Texas have unusual names that describe some geographic characteristic or feature. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common Regional Names <ul><li>Sunbelt —region of the southern and southwestern United States so called for its warm climate </li></ul>
  5. 6. Common Regional Names Panhandle
  6. 7. Common Regional Names Redlands Located in Northeast part of the state.
  7. 8. Common Regional Names Coastal Bend
  8. 9. Common Regional Names <ul><li>Texas is often divided into regions based on their location. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Common Regional Names <ul><li>North </li></ul><ul><li>South </li></ul><ul><li>West </li></ul><ul><li>East </li></ul>These regions are based on perceptions!
  10. 11. Common Regional Names Is Ft. Worth in North or West Texas?
  11. 12. Common Regional Names <ul><li>Some consider Ft. Worth to be in the West Texas because of its ties to the cattle industry in the West. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Natural Regions <ul><li>Natural Region —an area with a common physical environment </li></ul>
  13. 14. Natural Regions <ul><li>10 Natural Regions in the U.S. </li></ul>
  14. 16. What is a crossroads?
  15. 17. Natural Regions <ul><li>Parts of 4 natural regions found in Texas. </li></ul>
  16. 20. Natural Regions <ul><li>Gulf Coastal Plain </li></ul>
  17. 21. Natural Regions <ul><li>Central Plains </li></ul>
  18. 22. Natural Regions <ul><li>Great Plains </li></ul>
  19. 23. Natural Regions <ul><li>Intermountain Basins & Plateaus </li></ul>
  20. 24. ? Great Plains
  21. 25. ? Gulf Coastal Plain
  22. 26. ? Central Plains
  23. 27. ? Intermountain Basins & Plateaus

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