OUR COUNTRY’S GEOGRAPHY<br />“O beautiful for spacious skies, <br />For amber waves of grain, <br />For purple mountains m...
Landform Regions<br />Geographers often divide the United States into landform regions to better study our country.<br />
Landforms<br />Landforms are physical features on the Earth’s surface.<br />Mountains<br />Plains<br />Valleys<br />Waterw...
America’s Largest Mountains<br />The Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains  are the United States’ two largest mou...
Appalachian Mountain Range<br />
Rocky Mountain Range<br />
Plains<br />The Coastal Plains and the Interior Plains are the two largest landform regions in the United States.<br />
Coastal Plains<br />
Interior Plains<br />
Valley<br />
Plateau<br />A broad area of high, mostly flat land<br />
Basin<br />A low, bowl-shaped land with higher ground all around it<br />
Volcano<br />
Bodies of water<br />Oceans<br />Gulfs<br /> Bays<br /> Lakes<br /> Rivers<br />
Oceans<br />Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean<br />
Gulf<br />A large area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water<br />
Bay<br />An area of water that extends into the land from a larger body of water<br />Smaller than a gulf<br />
Lakes<br />North America has more lakes than any other continent.<br />
Rivers<br />
America the beautiful<br />“From Sea to Shining Sea”<br />
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Our Country’s Geography

  1. 1. OUR COUNTRY’S GEOGRAPHY<br />“O beautiful for spacious skies, <br />For amber waves of grain, <br />For purple mountains majesties -from the poem “America the <br />Above the fruited plain!”Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates<br />
  2. 2. Landform Regions<br />Geographers often divide the United States into landform regions to better study our country.<br />
  3. 3. Landforms<br />Landforms are physical features on the Earth’s surface.<br />Mountains<br />Plains<br />Valleys<br />Waterways<br />
  4. 4. America’s Largest Mountains<br />The Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains are the United States’ two largest mountain ranges.<br />
  5. 5. Appalachian Mountain Range<br />
  6. 6. Rocky Mountain Range<br />
  7. 7. Plains<br />The Coastal Plains and the Interior Plains are the two largest landform regions in the United States.<br />
  8. 8. Coastal Plains<br />
  9. 9. Interior Plains<br />
  10. 10. Valley<br />
  11. 11. Plateau<br />A broad area of high, mostly flat land<br />
  12. 12. Basin<br />A low, bowl-shaped land with higher ground all around it<br />
  13. 13. Volcano<br />
  14. 14. Bodies of water<br />Oceans<br />Gulfs<br /> Bays<br /> Lakes<br /> Rivers<br />
  15. 15. Oceans<br />Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean<br />
  16. 16. Gulf<br />A large area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water<br />
  17. 17. Bay<br />An area of water that extends into the land from a larger body of water<br />Smaller than a gulf<br />
  18. 18. Lakes<br />North America has more lakes than any other continent.<br />
  19. 19. Rivers<br />
  20. 20. America the beautiful<br />“From Sea to Shining Sea”<br />

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