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    Geography Geography Presentation Transcript

    • Regional Geography of The United States An Interactive Presentation
    • Name That Continent 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 North America Africa South America Asia Australia Europe Antarctica
    • The Four Oceans 12 3 4 Atlantic Indian Arctic Pacific
    • Large Bodies of Water • The location of the United States, with its Atlantic and Pacific coasts, has provided access to other areas of the world. • The Atlantic Ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants. • The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration route. • The Gulf of Mexico provided the French and Spanish with exploration routes to Mexico and other parts of America. • Bodies of water support interaction among regions, form borders, and create links to other areas.
    • The United States Where are The Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, The Mississippi River and The Great Lakes? AppalachianMountains Great Lakes Rocky Mountains MississippiRiver The Gulf of Mexico
    • Name That Region 1 Coastal Plain 2Appalachian Highlands 3 Canadian Shield 4 Interior Lowlands 5 Great Plains 6Rocky Mountains (CONTINENTAL DIVIDE) 7 Basin And Range8Coastal Range
    • North American Waterways OHIO RIVER Missouri River Rio Grande River Colorado River Mississippi River Great Lakes Columbia River
    • Historical Importance of Waterways • The Ohio River was the gateway to the west. • Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes. • The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers were the transportation arteries for farm and industrial products. They were links to ports and other parts of the world. • The Columbia River was explored by Lewis and Clark. • The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish. • The Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico.