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Texas Regions

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Texas Regions

  1. 1. Four Major Regionsof Texas<br />
  2. 2. High<br />Plains Region<br />North <br />Central<br />Plains<br /> Region<br />Coastal<br />Plains<br />Region<br />Mountains &<br />Basins Region<br />
  3. 3. Gulf Coastal Plains<br />Location<br />Borders Mexico in the south<br />Borders the Red River in the north<br />West borders the Balcones Escarpment<br />Louisiana borders the east.<br />
  4. 4. Gulf Coastal Plains<br />Climate/Weather<br />Warm in the South<br />Cold in the North<br />More rain and violent storms than any other region – hurricanes and tornadoes.<br />30-55 inches of rainfall a year<br />
  5. 5. Gulf Coastal Plains<br />Plant/Animal Life<br />Opossum<br />Alligator<br />Fish<br />Squirrels<br />Rabbits<br />Shrimp<br />Coyote<br />Pine trees<br />Tall grasses<br />Palm Trees<br />
  6. 6. Gulf Coastal Plains<br />Main Agriculture<br />Timber, dairy, cattle, hogs, poultry, grain sorghum, cotton, corn, peanuts, roses, fruits, hay, fish, sheep, wheat, vegetables, rice, citrus, and shrimp<br />Natural Resources<br />People, lots of rain, rivers, trees and paper mills, chemical plants, ports, and oil<br />
  7. 7. Coastal Plains<br />Major Cities<br />Austin<br />Brownsville<br />Dallas<br />Houston<br />San Antonio<br />Tyler<br />Dallas<br />Tyler<br />Austin<br />Houston<br />San Antonio<br />Houston is 3rd largest seaport & is connected to roads, railroads, and airlines<br />Gulf Intracoastal Waterway<br />Brownsville<br />
  8. 8. North Central Plains<br />Location<br />Climate/Weather<br />Main Agriculture<br />Other Resources<br />Major Cities<br />
  9. 9. North Central Plains<br />Location/Landforms<br />Center part of the state<br />Hill Country in the southern part<br />Bordered by the Cap Rock Escarpment on the west<br />Bordered by the Balcones Escarpment on the east<br />Rolling hills, caves, plains and mesas.<br />
  10. 10. North Central Plains<br />Climate/Weather<br />Cold winters<br />Hottest summer temperatures in the state<br />20-30 inches of rainfall a year<br />Violent storms and tornadoes<br />
  11. 11. North Central Plains<br />Main Agriculture<br />Cattle, goats, sheep, cotton, grain sorghum, oats, pecans, hay, peaches, cedar trees, wheat, corn, peanuts<br />Other Resources<br />Fertile soil, beef, wool, mohair from angora goats, oil in some areas<br />
  12. 12. Plant/Animal Life<br />Bald Eagle<br />Horned Lizard<br />White-tailed deer<br />Armadillo<br />Mesquite Trees<br />Bluebonnets<br />
  13. 13. North Central Plains<br />Major Cities<br />Abilene<br />San Angelo<br />Fredericksburg<br />Waco<br />Wichita Falls<br />Fort Worth<br />Wichita Falls<br />Abilene<br />Waco<br />San Angelo<br />Fredericksburg<br />
  14. 14. High Plains<br />Location<br />Texas Panhandle to the north<br />Cap Rock Escarpment on the east.<br />Edwards Plateau<br />Hills<br />Plains<br />cliffs<br />
  15. 15. High Plains<br />Climate/Weather<br />Windy<br />Dry<br />Very cold in the winter<br />Very hot in the summer<br />Coldest region of Texas<br />15-20 inches of rainfall a year<br />Violent sand, snow, and rain storms<br />
  16. 16. Plant & Animal Life<br />Deer<br />Lizards<br />Jackrabbits<br />Coyote<br />Mountain lions<br />Prairie dogs<br />Burrowing owl<br />sunflowers<br />
  17. 17. High Plains<br />Main Agriculture<br />Wheat, cotton, grain sorghum, corn, cattle, and hay<br />Other Resources<br />Fertile soil with the help of irrigation, oil, petroleum, helium and farms<br />
  18. 18. High Plains<br />Major Cities<br />Amarillo<br />Lubbock<br />Midland<br />Odessa<br />Amarillo<br />Lubbock<br />Midland<br />Odessa<br />
  19. 19. Mountains and Basins<br />Location<br />Pecos River on the east<br />Mexico on the west<br />Mountains<br />Basins<br />El Capitan<br />Guadalupe Peak<br />Chihuahuan Desert<br />
  20. 20. Mountains and Basins<br />Climate/Weather<br />Driest area of the state<br />0-16 inches of rainfall a year<br />Warm most of the time<br />Never stays cold for long<br />
  21. 21. Plant & Animal Life<br />Snakes<br />Spiders<br />Kangaroo rats<br />Deer<br />Cactus<br />Mountains lions<br />450 kinds of birds<br />
  22. 22. Mountains and Basins<br />Main Agriculture<br />Cattle, dairy, hogs, cotton, wheat, hay, alfalfa, goats, sheep, some fruits and vegetables<br />Other Resources<br />Beef cattle ranches, trade with Mexico, Big Bend National Park<br />
  23. 23. Mountains and Basins<br />El Paso<br />Fort Stockton<br />Alpine<br />Major Cities<br />Alpine<br />El Paso<br />Fort Stockton<br />
  24. 24. Can you name each region?<br />
  25. 25. Texas Regions Map Activity<br />Use page 30 in your textbook to color each region, please use the same colors that the book uses.<br />Using your notes, please add 2 major cities for each region.<br />Using your notes, give 3 resources, 1 plant & 1 animal from each region. (see pg 62 & 67 for an example of a resource map)<br />Make sure you have included a map key/legend<br />Label the Rio Grande River, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Austin & Katy<br />

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