CCS Midwest Gr. 4

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CCS Midwest Gr. 4

  1. 1. CAN YOU NAME THE MIDWEST STATES IN…. The Great Plains 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Great Lakes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
  2. 2. MATCH THE CORRECT GEOGRAPHY TERM TO THE DEFINITION TERM DEFINITION Prairie A large area of nearly flat land Badlands Plains Land in or predominantly in grass A heavily eroded arid region with colorful, sculptured rock formation
  3. 3. LABEL THE WATER FEATURES IN THE MIDWEST Great Lakes Ohio River Mississippi River Missouri River Illinois River
  4. 4. CLIMATE IN THE MIDWEST Climate Winters- cold and harsh, ‘Lake Effect’ snow (a phenomenon created when cold dry air passes over a large warmer lake, such as one of the Great Lakes, and picks up moisture and heat) Summers- hot, humid with adequate rainfall and occasional droughts The region is susceptible to strong thunderstorms and tornadoes during the summer months.
  5. 5. CAN YOU IDENTIFY THESE NATURAL RESOURCES FOUND IN THE MIDWEST? • • • • • Fertile soil Minerals- coal, granite, iron ore, limestone, gold, lead Oil Natural Gas Forests
  6. 6. EARLY SETTLEMENT Lakota, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Shawnee (examples of native peoples in this region) French trading posts and missions established along the Mississippi River system and the Great Lakes (1600s1700s)
  7. 7. HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AND PLACES Louisiana Purchase (1803) Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) Homestead Act of 1862 Transcontinental Railroad completed (1869)
  8. 8. IF YOU PLAN A TRIP TO THE MIDWEST, DON’T MISS…. St. Louis , MO Bloomington, MN Badlands - Black Hills SD Steamboats on the Mississippi River Cleveland, OH

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