From the Rocky Mountains to the Western edges of
the nation (including Hawaii and Alaska)
Region with varied climate (arctic to tropical).
Economy goes from agriculture to technology
development to tourism and everything in between.
Includes: Pacific Ocean, Rocky Mountains, and San
Between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains
Has moderate climate with four distinct seasons.
Economically focused on agriculture (livestock, corn,
wheat, soy beans, etc.).
Includes: Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River,
Chicago, Great Lakes
Located east of the Appalachian Mountains and North
of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Climate tends to have cooler summers and cold
Economic activity relies heavily on industry.
Includes: Atlantic Ocean, New York, Boston,
South of the Ohio River and East of the
Hot summers with mild winters.
Economy is largely focused on agriculture (livestock,
cotton, fruit, tobacco, etc.) and service industry.
Includes: Atlantic, Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi,
Missouri, Ohio Rivers, Appalachian Mountains, Miami,
Located between the Colorado and Mississippi Rivers
in the Southern US.
Climate tends to be hot and dry.
Economic activities include agriculture (livestock) and
Includes: Rio Grande, Colorado Rivers, Gulf of
Four Regions of North
• Coastal Plain
• Borders Atlantic Ocean
• Barrier Islands-Long chain of islands off the coast of
NC include the most famous, Outer Banks.
• The barrier islands are ever shifting and vary in size
due to tides and wind patterns.
• Among the barrier islands are some famous Capes in
• Cape-a pointed piece of land
that sticks out into a sea, ocean
lake, or river.
North Carolina Capes:
Cape Fear and Cape Hatteras
• A sound is a wide inlet of the
sea or ocean that is parallel to
the coastline; it often
separates a coastline from a
• Major Sounds in North
• Currituck Sound, Albemarle
Sound, Pamlico Sound, Core
Sound and Bogue Sound.
• The largest and deepest sound
is the Pamlico Sound
• Climate of the Tidewater
• Mild Winters and Moderate
Summers make the climate of
this area welcoming to visitors.
Coastal Plain Region
• Has some of the best farmland in NC due to rich
• Sandhills, an area of flat rolling hills part of Coastal
Plain. Poorest soil in the state.
• Pinehurst is a popular part of the Sandhills due to the
Piedmont Region• Known for the red clay.
• Portion of NC that we live in
• Fall Line separates the Piedmont from the Coastal
• Distinct landform in Piedmont is the monadnocks.
• Monadnocks- a point of land that stands out
because all the land around it has been eroded around
• Pilot Mountain is the most famous of these
• Mountain Region is the region furthest west in NC.
• Blue Ridge Mountains form the eastern boundary of
the Appalachian Mountains.
• Appalachian Mountains contain Mt.Mitchell, which is
the tallest Mountain east of the Rocky Mountains.
• Great Smoky Mountains another famous mountain
range in NC