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Think of a road that cuts through a mountain.  You would see many layers of rock.  Scientists can tell the age of mountain...
<ul><li>It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada borders the northern part. ...
<ul><li>The East is divided into two regions.  These regions are the New England Region and the Mid-Atlantic region. </li>...
<ul><li>6 states </li></ul><ul><li>Maine </li></ul><ul><li>New Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>Vermont </li></ul><ul><li>Massa...
<ul><li>5 States </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Coast: land that borders an ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Look at a map, which 9 states of the East border an ocean?   <...
 
<ul><li>Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>The Appalachian Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Plain </li></ul><ul><li>Flat, leve...
<ul><li>How they were formed </li></ul><ul><li>Over millions of years, two moving continents came together.  The land betw...
<ul><li>The coastal plain lies east of the Appalachians.  In northern New England, this plain lies mostly underwater.  It ...
<ul><li>More people live on the coastal plain than in the mountains.  The land is less rugged and closer to water routes. ...
<ul><li>Rivers, Oceans, & Bays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rivers flowing down the mountains to the plains caused waterfalls. </...
<ul><li>Water powers machinery; harbors and bays are used as shipping centers. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The East </li></ul>Landforms Bodies of Water
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An introduction to the East Region's landforms and bodies of water for 4th grade.

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  1. 1. Think of a road that cuts through a mountain. You would see many layers of rock. Scientists can tell the age of mountains by looking at these layers. The Appalachian Mountains are hundred of millions of years old.
  2. 2. <ul><li>It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada borders the northern part. </li></ul><ul><li>Our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is at the southern tip. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The East is divided into two regions. These regions are the New England Region and the Mid-Atlantic region. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>6 states </li></ul><ul><li>Maine </li></ul><ul><li>New Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>Vermont </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>5 States </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Coast: land that borders an ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Look at a map, which 9 states of the East border an ocean? </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>The Appalachian Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Plain </li></ul><ul><li>Flat, level land along a coast </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>How they were formed </li></ul><ul><li>Over millions of years, two moving continents came together. The land between them slowly buckled and rose up to form the huge piles of rocks that became the Appalachian Mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>Wind, weather, and the water flowing in rivers slowly wore them down. Glaciers also changed the mountains’ shape. They carved out valleys or leveled the land with the rocks and dirt they left behind. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>The coastal plain lies east of the Appalachians. In northern New England, this plain lies mostly underwater. It is wider from Massachusetts to Florida. Here, the plain has major cities, farms, and factories. Rock and sand left from glaciers formed islands with sandy beaches, such as Long Island. They also formed capes, such as Cape Cod. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>More people live on the coastal plain than in the mountains. The land is less rugged and closer to water routes. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Rivers, Oceans, & Bays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rivers flowing down the mountains to the plains caused waterfalls. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Although the waterfalls made early travel along the rivers difficult, people did learn to use the power from the water to power machines in mills and factories. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People built settlements near the best harbors along the Atlantic coast. These settlements grew into cities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bays played an important role in shipping. A bay is a body of water partly surrounded by land but open to the sea. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Water powers machinery; harbors and bays are used as shipping centers. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>The East </li></ul>Landforms Bodies of Water
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