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US Geography Powerpoint

  1. 1. United States Geography
  2. 2. States
  3. 3. Population: 281,421,906
  4. 4. Capital: Washington, DC
  5. 5. Bird: Bald Eagle
  6. 6. The United States is broken into 5 major parts or regions.
  7. 7. What is a REGION? <ul><li>places that have similar characteristics that make them different from surrounding areas </li></ul>
  8. 8. Compass Rose <ul><li>A compass rose helps us give a name to the regions </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Let’s start </li></ul><ul><li>with a map </li></ul><ul><li>of the entire </li></ul><ul><li>United States of America… </li></ul>
  10. 11. The United States is broken into 5 regions <ul><li>Northeast Region </li></ul><ul><li>Midwest Region </li></ul><ul><li>Southeast Region </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Region </li></ul><ul><li>West Region </li></ul>
  11. 12. 5 Regions
  12. 13. Northeast Region
  13. 14. Midwest Region
  14. 15. Southeast Region
  15. 16. Southwest Region
  16. 17. West Region
  17. 18. Major Bodies of Water in the United States
  18. 19. <ul><li>Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Oceans </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Rio Grande </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul>
  20. 21. Great Lakes <ul><li>Huron </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Erie </li></ul><ul><li>Superior </li></ul><ul><li>Lakes </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Gulf of Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf </li></ul>
  22. 23. The Ohio River was the “gateway to the west”
  23. 24. Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes.
  24. 25. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>The Columbia River was explored by Lewis and Clark. </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish. </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>The Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico. </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>The Atlantic ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants. </li></ul>
  29. 30. Exit Slip List 5 facts from this slideshow presentation!
  30. 31. <ul><li>The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration route. </li></ul>
  31. 32. The Gulf of Mexico provided the French and Spanish with exploration routes to Mexico and other parts of America.
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