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2b geographic regions

2b geographic regions



SOL USI.2b updated for 2008

SOL USI.2b updated for 2008



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  • http://countrystudies.us/united-states/geography-1.htm http://keep3.sjfc.edu/students/elh1323/unitplan/mapland.htm
  • 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.
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2b geographic regions 2b geographic regions Presentation Transcript

  • Geography Review Sarah Duncan Social Studies Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  • The Coastal Plain
    • Located along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico
    • Broad Lowlands providing many excellent harbors
  • http://www.worldbook.com/features/lewisandclark/assets/appalachians.gif The Appalachian Highlands
    • Located west of the Coastal Plain
    • Extends from Eastern Canada to western Alabama
    • Old, eroded mountains
    • Oldest Mountain Range in North America
    • Includes the Piedmont
  • The Canadian Shield
    • Wrapped around the Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape
    • Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes caused by glaciers
    http://www.nucleartourist.com/images/shield1.jpg http://csern.laurentian.ca/Canadian_Shield.htm
  • Interior Lowlands
    • Located west of the Appalachian Mountains and East of the Great Plains
    • Rolling flat lands
    • Contains many rivers, broad river valleys, and grassy hills
  • 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
    • Located to the west of the Great Plains and East of the Basin and Range
    • Rugged Mountains stretching from Alaska to Mexico
    • High Elevations
    • Contains the Continental Divide—which determines the directional flow of rivers
  • Appalachian Mountains Rocky Mountains Can you see the difference? http://photos.kailiu.com/images/dscf6752.jpg http://www.elkfordcampground.com/
    • Located West of the Rocky Mountains and East of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades
    • Area of varying elevations containing isolated mountain ranges and Death Valley, the lowest point in North America
    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.ilexikon.com/images/9/93/Racetrack-Playa-Death-Valley-2.jpg http://www.itine-rari.it/immagini/Dante's%20View,%20Death%20Valley%20National%20Park,%20California.JPG
  • http://www.coastrange.org/images/project_map3.jpg
    • Rugged mountains along the Pacific Coast that stretch from California to Canada
    • Contains fertile valleys
    Coastal Range