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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.
  • http://biology.usgs.gov/s+t/SNT/noframe/wm146.htm (Scroll down for wildlife, history and ecology)
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    • 1. Geography Review Sarah Duncan Social Studies Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
    • 2. The Coastal Plain
      • Located along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico
      • Broad Lowlands providing many excellent harbors
    • 3. 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
    • 4. 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
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Interior Lowlands (Many rivers with broad river valleys)
    • 7. 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
    • 8. 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
      http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/WesternPopulationTagUtah.html
    • 9.  
    • 10. Appalachian Mountains Rocky Mountains Can you see the difference? http://photos.kailiu.com/images/dscf6752.jpg http://www.elkfordcampground.com/
    • 11.
      • 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
    • 12. 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
    • 13. 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