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  1. 1. The Land of the United States and Canada<br />
  2. 2. Western Mountains<br />Alaska’s Mt. McKinley is the highest in North America. (20,320 ft)<br />The Rocky Mountains link the US to Canada and stretch from New Mexico to Alaska (3,000 miles)<br />
  3. 3. Western Plateaus<br />Dry basins and plateaus, featuring Death Valley and the Grand Canyon, fill the area between the mountain ranges.<br />Death Valley is the lowest point in North America.<br />
  4. 4. Interior Landforms<br />East of the Rockies, the land falls and flattens into the Great Plains.<br />The Great Plains extend across the center of North America.<br />
  5. 5. Eastern Mountains and Lowlands<br />NA oldest chain, the Appalachians, extend from Quebec in Canada to Alabama in the US. (1,500 miles)<br />The Canadian Shield, a giant core of rock, makes up the eastern half of Canada and the northeastern US.<br />
  6. 6. Islands<br />Some of the most known NA islands include…….<br /><ul><li>Manhattan Island
  7. 7. Hawaiian Islands
  8. 8. Greenland</li></li></ul><li>Rivers in North America<br />
  9. 9. Rivers from the Rockies<br />The high ridge of the Rockies is called the Continental Divide.<br />Water flows west of the Divide to the Pacific and east of the Divide into the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.<br />
  10. 10. The Mighty Mississippi<br />The Mississippi flows 2,350 miles from its source.<br />It begins in Minnesota as a stream and ends at the Gulf of Mexico.<br />It drains all or part of 31 states and 2 provinces.<br />
  11. 11. Eastern Rivers<br />St. Lawrence forms part of the US-Canada border.<br />Canadian cities of Quebec, Montreal, and Ottawa developed along the St. Lawrence.<br />
  12. 12. Lakes<br />The Great Lakes- Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior are basins created by glacial activity.<br />
  13. 13. Natural Resources of North America<br />
  14. 14. Fuels<br />Texas and Alaska rank 1st and 2nd in oil reserves in the US. <br />Texas also has natural gas. <br />Canada’s oil reserves lie around Alberta<br />Coal is found in the Appalachians, Wyoming, and British Columbia.<br />
  15. 15. Minerals<br />Gold, silver, and copper are found in the Rocky Mountains.<br />Nickel and Iron are found in parts of the Canadian Shield.<br />Iron also exists in Northern Minnesota and Michigan.<br />
  16. 16. Timber<br />Forests cover less than 50% of Canada and 33% of the US. <br />Loggers try to harvest wood while replenishing it at the same time.<br />
  17. 17. Fishing<br />The coastal waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico are important sources for fish and other seafood.<br />