Bread Basket Dust Bowl Steel Plow Cattle (beef and chesse)
Dust Bowl Rocky Soil Steel Plow Last to be settled Transcontinental Railroad
The Rocky Mountains are the checker-boarded shaded area.
http://biology.usgs.gov/s+t/SNT/noframe/wm146.htm (Scroll down for wildlife, history and ecology)
The Coastal Plain <ul><li>Located along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Broad Lowlands providing many excellent harbors </li></ul>
http://www.worldbook.com/features/lewisandclark/assets/appalachians.gif The Appalachian Mountains <ul><li>Located west of the Coastal Plain </li></ul><ul><li>Extends from Eastern Canada to western Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Old, eroded mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest Mountain Range in North America </li></ul>
The Canadian Shield <ul><li>Wrapped around the Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape </li></ul><ul><li>Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes caused by glaciers </li></ul><ul><li>Holds some of the oldest rock formations in North America </li></ul>http://www.nucleartourist.com/images/shield1.jpg http:// csern.laurentian.ca/Canadian_Shield.htm
Interior Lowlands <ul><li>Located west of the Appalachian Mountains and East of the Great Plains </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling flat lands and grassy hills </li></ul>
Interior Lowlands many rivers with broad river valleys
The Great Plains Located west of the Interior Lowlands and east of the Rocky Mountains Flat land that gradually increases in elevation westward Grasslands http://www.stephentrimble.net/gp/closeup.asp
Rocky Mountains <ul><li>Located to the west of the Great Plains and East of the Basin and Range </li></ul><ul><li>Rugged Mountains stretching from Alaska to Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>High Elevations </li></ul><ul><li>Contains Continental Divide—which determines the directional flow of rivers </li></ul>http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/WesternPopulationTagUtah.html
Appalachian Mountains Rocky Mountains Can you see the difference? http://photos.kailiu.com/images/dscf6752.jpg http://www.elkfordcampground.com/
<ul><li>Located West of the Rocky Mountains and East of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades </li></ul><ul><li>Area of varying elevations containing isolated mountain ranges and Death Valley, the lowest point in North America </li></ul>http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/VolcanicPast/Notes/basin_and_range.html http://www.ilexikon.com/images/6/62/LocMap_death_valley_np.png Death Valley
http://www.coastrange.org/images/project_map3.jpg <ul><li>Rugged mountains along the Pacific Coast that stretch from California to Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Contains fertile valleys </li></ul>Coastal Range
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