Great Plains

A United States Region
Standard USI 2b and 2c
Kristen Young, Danielle Buchanan, Jennifer Tull
Newport News P...
Where is the Great Plains region located?
Located west of
the Interior
Lowlands and
east of the
Rocky
Mountains
What does the Great Plains look like?
Flat lands that gradually increase in elevation westward;
grasslands
What are the major bodies of water?
Missouri River

Colorado River

Rio Grande
What states are in this region?
Texas
•Borders: AR, LA, NM, OK
•Bodies of water:
• Gulf of Mexico|
•Capital: Austin
•Large...
What states are in this region?

Find out more about
Nebraska!

Nebraska
•Borders: CO, IA, KS, MO,
SD, WY
•Capital: Lincol...
What states are in this region?
New Mexico
•Borders: AZ, CO, OK, TX, UT
•Capital: Santa Fe
Largest city: Albuquerque
•Majo...
What states are in this region?
Oklahoma
•Borders: AR, CO, KS, MO, NM, TX
•Capital: Oklahoma City
•Largest city: Oklahoma ...
What states are in this region?
Kansas
•Borders: CO, MO, NE, OK
•Capital: Topeka
•Largest city: Wichita
•Major Rivers:
• K...
What states are in this region?
Colorado
•Borders:
AZ, KS, NE, NM, OK, UT, WY
•Capital: Denver
•Largest city: Denver
•Majo...
What states are in this region?

Find out more about
North Dakota!

North Dakota
•Borders: MN, MT, SD, Canada
•Bodies of w...
What states are in this region?
South Dakota
•Borders: IA, MN, MT, NE, ND, WY
•Capital: Pierre
•Largest city: Sioux Falls
...
What states are in this region?
Wyoming
•Borders:
CO, MT, NE, SD, UT, ID
Bodies of water: Yellowstone
Lake
•Capital: Cheye...
What states are in this region?
Montana
•Borders:
ID, ND, SD, WY, Canada
•Bodies of water: Flathead
Lake
•Capital: Helena
...
What interesting landmarks are in
this region?

Black Hills
National Forest

Gateway Arch

Mount Rushmore
National Park

Y...
Extend Your Knowledge of this Region
Choose at least one activity from the following:
• Visit at least 5 of the links that...
Extend Your Knowledge of this Region
Choose at least one activity from the following:
• View this “commercial” for the reg...
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The Great Plains Region

  1. 1. Great Plains A United States Region Standard USI 2b and 2c Kristen Young, Danielle Buchanan, Jennifer Tull Newport News Public Schools
  2. 2. Where is the Great Plains region located? Located west of the Interior Lowlands and east of the Rocky Mountains
  3. 3. What does the Great Plains look like? Flat lands that gradually increase in elevation westward; grasslands
  4. 4. What are the major bodies of water? Missouri River Colorado River Rio Grande
  5. 5. What states are in this region? Texas •Borders: AR, LA, NM, OK •Bodies of water: • Gulf of Mexico| •Capital: Austin •Largest city: Houston •Major Rivers: • Rio Grande, Red River| •Major Industry: • Petroleum and natural gas • Farming • steel • banking Find out more about Texas! • insurance • tourism
  6. 6. What states are in this region? Find out more about Nebraska! Nebraska •Borders: CO, IA, KS, MO, SD, WY •Capital: Lincoln •Largest city: Omaha •Major River: • Missouri River •Major Industry: • Farming • grain processing • meat-packing • the Air Force Strategic Air Command
  7. 7. What states are in this region? New Mexico •Borders: AZ, CO, OK, TX, UT •Capital: Santa Fe Largest city: Albuquerque •Major Rivers: • Rio Grande, • Pecos River •Major Industry: mining, oil, natural gas, tourism Find out more about New Mexico!
  8. 8. What states are in this region? Oklahoma •Borders: AR, CO, KS, MO, NM, TX •Capital: Oklahoma City •Largest city: Oklahoma City •Major Rivers: Arkansas River, Canadian River, Red River •Major Industry: farming, oil, natural gas Find out more about Oklahoma!
  9. 9. What states are in this region? Kansas •Borders: CO, MO, NE, OK •Capital: Topeka •Largest city: Wichita •Major Rivers: • Kansas River • Arkansas River • Missouri River •Major Industry: agriculture, aircraft manufacturing, automobile manufacturing Find out more about Kansas!
  10. 10. What states are in this region? Colorado •Borders: AZ, KS, NE, NM, OK, UT, WY •Capital: Denver •Largest city: Denver •Major Rivers: • Colorado River • Rio Grande • Arkansas River • Major Industry: • agriculture • Tourism • mining • Oil • Finance • manufacturing Find out more about Colorado!
  11. 11. What states are in this region? Find out more about North Dakota! North Dakota •Borders: MN, MT, SD, Canada •Bodies of water: Lake Sakakawea •Capital: Bismarck •Largest city: Fargo •Major Rivers: • James River • Missouri River • Red River • Major Industry: • Farming • Cattle • Mining • electrical power generation
  12. 12. What states are in this region? South Dakota •Borders: IA, MN, MT, NE, ND, WY •Capital: Pierre •Largest city: Sioux Falls •Major Rivers: • Cheyenne River • Missouri River • James River • White River • Major Industry: • Agriculture • durable goods • Manufacturing • tourism Find out more about South Dakota!
  13. 13. What states are in this region? Wyoming •Borders: CO, MT, NE, SD, UT, ID Bodies of water: Yellowstone Lake •Capital: Cheyenne •Largest city: Cheyenne •Major Rivers: Bighorn River, Green River, Powder River Find out more about Wyoming! •Major Industry: farming, mining, oil, natural gas, tourism
  14. 14. What states are in this region? Montana •Borders: ID, ND, SD, WY, Canada •Bodies of water: Flathead Lake •Capital: Helena •Largest city: Billings •Major Rivers: Yellowstone River, Missouri River •Major Industry: farming, cattle ranching, mining, oil, lumber, t ourism Find out more about Montana!
  15. 15. What interesting landmarks are in this region? Black Hills National Forest Gateway Arch Mount Rushmore National Park Yellowstone National Park Crazy Horse Memorial
  16. 16. Extend Your Knowledge of this Region Choose at least one activity from the following: • Visit at least 5 of the links that provide more information about each state. Read the section on their major industries carefully. Pick a product that is common to most of the states in this region. Create an advertisement for this product or service. You may use technology or art supplies to create your ad. • Explore the link about the Rio Grande. Consider a body of water in our area of Virginia. Create A Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the 2 bodies of water. • Choose one of the interesting landmarks in this region and research it. Create a brochure for this landmark.
  17. 17. Extend Your Knowledge of this Region Choose at least one activity from the following: • View this “commercial” for the region. Create your own commercial with a partner using what you’ve learned in this presentation. http://youtube.com/watch?v=9dp4Vf__CgU • Complete one or more of the Microsoft Word Templates located in your Hand Out folder. You will need to revisit several links in the presentation. The templates are: • Economy Template • Geography Template • Cultural Template

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