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Geography info. powerpoint

  1. 1. GEOGRAPHY WORLD
  2. 2. Hemispheres EQUATOR latitude PRIME MERIDIAN longitude
  3. 3. Continents NORTH AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA AFRICA AUSTRALIA EUROPE ASIA ANTARCTICA
  4. 4. COUNTRIES – are part of continents SOUTH AMERICA ASIA
  5. 5. STATES – are part of countries SOUTH AMERICA ASIA
  6. 6. counties – are part of states
  7. 7. cities/towns are part of counties ASIA
  8. 8. CONTINENT COUNTRY STATE COUNTY CITY/TOWN
  9. 9. Mountains BIGGEST formed by plates colliding
  10. 10. WATER ATLANTIC PACIFIC Gulf of Mexico MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  11. 11. WATER MISSISSIPPI RIVER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  12. 12. Grand Canyon, Great Lakes, & Hawaiian Islands formed by running water formed by glaciers formed by volcanoes
  13. 13. MAP GRID
  14. 14. Political map shows boundaries
  15. 15. Physical map shows landforms and water
  16. 16. Elevation map shows elevation of area in comparison to sea level
  17. 17. Population map shows areas of high and low population
  18. 18. Natural Resource map shows where resources of an area can be found
  19. 19. Climate map
  20. 20. Map Key
  21. 21. Distance Scale
  22. 22. Compass rose Remember: to determine the direction of movement, you MUST be careful of your starting location and move from there. Even though this line can go northwest or southeast, YOU can only go one direction on it – depending on your starting point!
  23. 23. Practice Direction
  24. 24. NORTH SOUTH Climate very cold winters; a lot of snow hot Summers Climate mild winters very hot summers near water, wet & humid
  25. 25. REGIONS DESERT PLAINS mountains mountains tundra rainforest
  26. 26. REGIONS CACTUS GRASSLANDS THICK FORESTS THICK FORESTS PALM TREESPALM TREES CYPRESS TREES
  27. 27. HOW PEOPLE MODIFY LAND IRRIGATION DUST BOWL & pesticide s CUTTIN G TR EES CU T T IN G T R E E S LEVEES DRAININ G SWAMPS MINING
  28. 28. U.S. LANGUAGES ALL REGIONS MAINLY ENGLISH Some Spanish Some French Some Spanish
  29. 29. POPULATION OF REGIONS BIG CITIES of New York, Boston, Philadelphia formed because of Atlantic coast = large populations DIVERSITY DIVERSITY High Population of African Americans due to slavery High Population of Natives to reservations High Population of Hispanic due to Mexican-American War
  30. 30. ECONOMICS OF REGIONSFishing&Shipping Fishing&Shipping Fishing & Shipping FARMING LUMBER tourism tourism tourism oil oil tourism coal
  31. 31. NATURAL DISASTERS OF REGIONS EARTHQUAKES HURRICANES & FLOODS TORNADOES volcanoes& tsunamis tsunamis
  32. 32. Region Overview Physical Economic Vegetation Natural Disasters Northeast mountains forests coastline fishing shipping tourism thick forests some tornadoes Southeast wetlands gulf coast fishing shipping oil Cypress trees Palm trees hurricanes floods Midwest plains Great Lakes agriculture grasslands tornadoes Southwest deserts Grand Canyon oil cactus some tornadoes Western mountains tundra rainforest fishing shipping tourism lumber Palm trees thick forests earthquakes tsunamis
  33. 33. MIGRATION Colonists–Pilgrims,Puritans –mainlyreligiousfreedom LATER : Irish – escape famine & Germans – escape political oppression EVEN LATER – WESTWARD EXPANSION due to LA PURCHASE, GOLD RUSH
  34. 34. COMMUNITIES RURAL URBAN SUBURBAN the “country” The “big city” a lot of people, tall buildings in-between more spread out, but still close to city farms factories / big businesses homes mainly, people work in urban city and live in suburban community early America diverse populations less diverse – a lot of families

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