Canada and US Intro Section Notes

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Canada and US Intro Section Notes

  1. 1. I Region  Most of North America. 1.Canada and Alaska (north) 2. 48 continental US (south)  Bordered by the Pacific, Atlantic, Artic Ocean & Gulf of Mex.  US/ Can. Share Great Lakes and St. Lawrence river
  2. 2. II Physical Features  Center=shield and plains  Mountains to the east and west.  Large glaciers that scraped through eastern and central Canada created this shield.
  3. 3. Shield -
  4. 4. Glacier -
  5. 5. Plains -
  6. 6. Canada and Alaska Canadian Shield Covers almost half of Canada Created by glaciers
  7. 7. Lakes- Great Lakes Largest freshwater lakes Connected by St. Lawrence River
  8. 8. Northern Canada Hudson Bay Many small lakes and islands
  9. 9. Alaskan Mountain Range Far west Mount McKinley = highest peak in North America
  10. 10. Continental United States Mountains AppalachiansEast US  Gentle range of rounded peaks and deep valleys
  11. 11. Rocky Mountains West US (highest peaks on continental US -14k ft.) Jagged, snow-capped peaks Reach from Alaska to Mex.
  12. 12. Plains Located between these last 2 Mt. ranges Dry and treeless- mostly grassland
  13. 13. Rivers  Drain out of Rocky Mt and Appalachian Mt.  Flow into the Mississippi River

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