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  • 1. REGIONS OF NORTH AMERICA
  • 2. A: COASTAL PLAIN Atlantic Coastal Plain South East Coastal Plain Facts: 1. Located along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. 2. Broad lowlands that provides many excellent harbors.
  • 3. B: APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS Facts: 1. Located west of Coastal plain extending from eastern Canada to western Alabama: includes the piedmont 2. Old, eroded mountains ( oldest mountain range in North America)
  • 4. C: CANADIAN SHIELD Facts: 1. Wrapped around Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape 2. Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers
  • 5. D: INTERIOR LOWLANDS Facts: 2. Rolling flatlands with many rivers broad river valleys and grassy hills 1. Located west of the Appalachian mountains and east of the Great Plains
  • 6. E: GREAT PLAINS Facts: 2. Flat land that gradually increases elevation westward grasslands 1. Located west of Interior lowlands and east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • 7. F: ROCKY MOUNTAINS Facts: 1. Located west of the Great Plains and east of the Basin and Range 2. Rugged Mountains stretching from Alaska almost to Mexico: high elevations 3. Contains the continental divide, which determines the directional flow of rivers
  • 8. G: BASIN AND RANGE Facts: 1. Located west of Rocky Mountain and east of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades 2. Area of varying elevations containing isolated mountain ranges and Death Valley, the lowest point in North America
  • 9. H: COASTAL RANGE Facts: 1. Rugged mountains along the Pacific Coast that stretch from California to Canada. 2. Contains fertile valleys.