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2d geographic features

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2d geographic features

  1. 1. USI.2d: Geographic Features Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. Essential Knowledge <ul><li>Key geographical features are important to recognize when they appear on maps, diagrams, and photographs. </li></ul><ul><li>Land and water features set the stage for and influence the course of events in United States history. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essential Questions <ul><li>What are some important categories of geographic features? </li></ul><ul><li>What do these important geographic features look like when they appear on maps, globes, and diagrams? </li></ul><ul><li>What do these important geographic features look like when they appear in pictures and photographs? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are geographic features important in United States history? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Words <ul><li>Tributary : a stream that flows into a larger body of water. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Geographic Features: Water Related <ul><li>Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Tributaries </li></ul><ul><li>Gulfs and bays </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Geographic Features: Water Related <ul><li>Which key geographic feature is represented on this map? </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers -the James and York Rivers are shown here. </li></ul>James River York River
  7. 7. Key Geographic Features: Water Related <ul><li>Which geographic feature is displayed on this map? </li></ul><ul><li>Tributaries -this map shows the tributaries of the Columbia River. </li></ul>Tributary Tributary What else do you know about the Columbia River?
  8. 8. Key Geographic Features: Water Related <ul><li>Three geographic features can be found on this map. What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Gulfs (Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Alaska), bays (Hudson Bay), and lakes (Great Lakes.) </li></ul>Gulf Gulf Bay Lakes You learned about the Hudson Bay when studying the geographic regions of North America. Which region wraps around the bay?
  9. 9. Key Geographic Features: Land Related <ul><li>Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Hills </li></ul><ul><li>Plains </li></ul><ul><li>Plateaus </li></ul><ul><li>Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Peninsulas </li></ul>A map of the Appalachian Mountains. What other key geographic feature is shown on the map? (Hint: it’s water related.)
  10. 10. Key Geographic Features: Land Related <ul><li>This map shows five land related geographic features. What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Hills (Black Hills), Plains (Great Plains, Coastal Plains), Plateaus (Columbia Plateau), Peninsula (Florida, Baja) and Mountains (Rocky and Appalachian Mountains) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Key Geographic Features: Land Related Peninsula Peninsula Hills Plains Mountains Mountains Plains Plateau
  12. 12. Key Geographic Features: Land Related <ul><li>This map of Hawaii is an example of which geographic feature? </li></ul><ul><li>Islands </li></ul>
  13. 13. Geographic Features are related to: <ul><li>Patterns of trade </li></ul>Many of these North American trade routes are located near what geographic feature? Rivers.
  14. 14. Geographic Features are related to: <ul><li>Locations of cities and towns </li></ul>Many of the cities shown on the map are located around which geographic feature? Lakes. These cities developed around the Great Lakes. Why did so many cities (and trade routes) develop around water bodies?
  15. 15. Geographic Features are related to: <ul><li>Westward (frontier) movement </li></ul>Follow Lewis and Clark’s route. What geographic feature did they follow? Lewis and Clark followed the Missouri River for a great part of their journey. What feature did they try to avoid as much as possible by taking a Northern route? The Rocky Mountains.
  16. 16. Geographic Features are related to: <ul><li>Agriculture and fishing industries </li></ul>Notice the blank places on the map where no farms were located. Why do you think this is? What geographic feature is located there? The blank part of the map is where the Rocky Mountains are located, meaning no farming can be done. Most of the large farms are located in what area? What geographic feature is located in that region? The large farms are located in the South, in the Plains.

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