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United States and Canada

Mr. White's World Geography classes Walker Grant Middle School
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Kenneth White

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Transcript of United States and Canada

United

States
and
Canada

Physical

Geography
Climate

Regions
History
and

Governments
Culture
and
Lifestyles
The
United

States
and
Canada
Today
Bellringer: January 6, 2013

1st. Grab a textbook

2nd. Turn to
page 114
(
Chapter 4 Section 1
)

3rd.
Read
pages 114
-122
.

4th
Complete Chapter 4 Section 1 Review on page 122.


Fact Card:

-Third largest country in the world

-Stretches across the middle part of North America.

-48 states in the country are contiguous.

Major

Landforms

Eastern Lowlands and Highlands
Interior Lowlands
Western Mountains and Plateaus
Fact Card:

-Second largest country in the world

-Covers most of the northern part of North America

-Bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the North of the country
Bodies
of
Water
The Great Lakes
The Mississippi River
The Continental Divide
Natural Resources
Natural

Resources
Bellringer: July 10, 2013

1st. Grab a textbook

2nd. Turn to page 104

3rd. Answer the map skill questions on pages 104-109.

4th Turn to page 115 and create the foldable using the directions on page 115.


Piedmont Region
Boston, Mass
Washington D.C.
New York City
Canadian Shield
:

-Rocky hills, lakes, and evergreen forest

-Poor soil and a cold climate

-Mineral deposits, such as iron ore, copper, and nickel.
Cordillera
: a group of mountain ranges that run side by side.
Between these Pacific ranges and the Rocky Mountains is a stretch of dry basins and high plateaus. Most famous of these plateaus is the Grand Canyon.

Continental Divide: the high ridge of the Rockies that determines the direction rivers flow.
BIG Idea
: The region has many energy, mineral, and other natural resources.
Natural Resources
:

-
Oil and Natural Gas
(U.S./Canada)

-
Coal
(U.S./Canada)

-
Hydroelectric Power
(U.S./Canada)

-
Mineral Resources
: Iron Ore(U.S./Canada), Gold(U.S./Canada), Silver(U.S.), Copper(U.S./Canada), Nickel(Canada), and Uranium(Canada).
Interior Lowlands:

-Grassy hills, rolling flatlands, thick forest, and fertile farmland.

-Important waterways

-Great Plains
Mississippi River:

-Longest river in North America

-Major waterway for the central part of the region

-1.2 million square miles of land(includes all of or part of 31 American states and much of central Canada.
The Great Lakes:

-World's largest group of freshwater lakes

-Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario

-Important for shipping and trade
Alberta
Alaska
Texas
Shopping Malls

Bilingual Signs

Wheat fields in the Great Plains

United States Capitol building (Washington, D.C.)

St. Louis Gateway Arch

St. Louis,
MO


Independence Hall

Philadelphia,PA

.

Influence of automobiles – (gas stations, motels, interstate highways, drive-up services)

Golden Gate Bridge
San
Francisco,
CA

Both the United States and Canada belong to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO). This is a military alliance of countries that supports democracy and security for member nations.

Military Alliances

The province of Quebec in Canada is unique in that its citizens speak French and have a French culture while the remaining Canadian region is English speaking. The people of Quebec have often expressed a desire to separate from Canada. Therefore, Canada has struggled to maintain a national identity.

Quebec

Ancestry

and

Heritage

Many of the people living in the regions trace their ancestry to the Europeans. Additionally, many people trace their ancestry to other nationalities of people who immigrated into the region.

Skyscrapers

Movement

Because of highly developed transportation systems, the populations of both countries are very mobile (able to move around easily)

The border between the U.S. and Canada is the longest unfortified(non use of military to patrol) border in the world.

Borders

Both the United States and Canada have a democratic form of government.

Government

This region was colonized by the Europeans beginning in the late 1500’s into the 1700’s

Colonization

United States
and
Canada
Culture
The above picture is the symbol for which international organization?
Name the three countries that participate in the economic alliance know as NAFTA?
What Canadian city is located on the point at which the St. Lawrence River narrows?
The confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers forms the Ohio river at which US city?

1 - 4

Number your

Pass

Widening gap between the rich and the poor. “The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer”

Rich/Poor
Gap

This region is the center of world financial markets (Ex. New York City Stock Exchange)

Finance

The growth of urban areas is called sprawl. Sprawl results in the conversion of farmland(agricultural land) to urban areas

‘Sprawl”

Richmond, Virginia – the seat of the Virginia State government

Virginia Government

Omaha, Nebraska and
Sacramento, California –
Cities that grew up along the
TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD.

TRANSCONTINENTAL
VIDEO!

SITUATION –
(Relative location
of cities)

RED
CROSS

The Red Cross is an international
organization that cares for the
sick and wounded, and for
disaster victims. The US branch
is very active.

The US is a member of the United Nations an International Organization

Headquarters is located on an International piece of land in New York City

UNITED NATIONS

Diversified economy

Abundant resources

Specialized industries

Economy

United States and Canada
Economic Characteristics
WG.4

There is a rich supply of mineral, energy, and forest resources in both countries

Natural Resources

Both the US and Canada are highly developed (industrialized) countries with an advanced (high) standard of living

Highly developed infrastructure
Sustained economic growth

Highly urbanized cities and culture

Highly diversified economies

High literacy rate


High Life Expectancy

Highly developed countries

Washington. DC – the seat of the US national government

United States Government

Infrastructure – the basic
support system needed
to keep an economy
going.

The US is a very
developed country with
strong infrastructure,
including modern
transportation networks
such as UPS, FedEx,
and US Post Office.

Modern
transportation
networks

Economic Alliance created
in 1994. Reduces trade
barriers between Canada,
Mexico, and the United
States.

North
American
Free
Trade
Agreement

NAFTA

Acid Rain in the
northeastern US
(especially around
BOSWASH)

Washington, DC

Boston

Pollution

Richmond, Virginia – a fall line
city; the fall line is the division
between the Piedmont and the
Atlantic coastal plains areas
of Virginia that is known for its
waterfalls.

New York, City, NY – a harbor site

Richmond, Va.

New York, City

Sites (Actual
locations of
Cities)

Pollution

Exxon Valdez oil spill –
1989,off the coast of
Alaska

Many companies located in this regions are multinational. US culture is diffused throughout the world

McDonald’s
Coca – Cola
Blue jeans
Music

Multinational Corporations

Quebec City, Quebec – where the
the St. Lawrence River narrows.

QUEBEC VIDEO

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – a
confluence site; place where several
rivers meet together to form one
river.

Remember THREE RIVERS!

SITES,

CONT…

Quebec City

GO STEELERS!

Pittsburgh, PA

United States
and
Canada
Economic
The Far North
The Great Plains
The Pacific Coast
The West
The East
Tropical Areas
Tundra and subarctic climates are found in the northern parts of Alaska and Canada.
The area from southern Alaska to northern California has a marine west coast climate.
The inland West has a desert climate of hot summers and mild winters.
Much of the Great Plains has a
humid continental climate
with cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers.
The East has both a
humid continental climate
(NE U.S. and E Canada) and a
humid subtropical climate
(SE U.S.).
Tropical climates are found in two areas of the U.S. (Southern Florida and Hawaii.)
Bellringer: January 5, 2015

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
Roadmap:

-Physical Features
-Economic Characteristics
-Cultural Characteristics
Opening Questions:

1. Where is Canada in relation to the United States?

2. What three oceans border the United States?

3.What are the major mountain ranges and other prominent land features in the United States and Canada?

4.What are the major agricultural products of the United States? What are the major agricultural products of Canada?
-United States and Canada Maps

-Purpose to understand the physical features of the United States and Canada.

Locate the following:
*Rivers:
-Mississippi
-St. Lawrence
-Colorado
-Columbia
-Rio Grande

*Other water features
-Gulf of Mexico
-Great Lakes
-Arctic Ocean
-Pacific Ocean
-Atlantic Ocean
-Hudson Bay

*Landforms:
-Appalachian Mountains
-Rocky Mountains
-Great Plains
-Interior lowlands
-Canadian Shield
-Grand Canyon
-Columbia Plateau
-Colorado Plateau

U.S. and Canada's Economies
North American Free Trade Agreement
North American Free Trade Agreement: agreement between U.S., Canada, and Mexico to take away most barriers to trade among the three.
Economic Characteristics:
-Major exporters of technology,
information systems
, and foodstuff

-Highly developed
infrastructures

-Highly developed economies

-Rich supply of mineral, energy, and forest resources (Natural Resources)

-North American Free Trade Agreement

-Multinational corporations

-Center of
world
financial markets
*
New York
Stock Exchange*

-Sustained economic growth

-Widening gap between
rich
and
poor

-Export of U.S. culture via the global marketplace
Bellringer: January 9, 2014

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
Erie Canal
: that connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
Bellringer: December 18, 2014

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
Infrastructure:
the basic
physical and organizational
structures
and facilities
needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.
Cultural Characteristics:

-
Colonized
by
Europeans
-Multicultural societies
-High literacy rate
-High standards of living
-
Canada's struggle to maintain a national identity
-World's
longest unfortified border
between the U.S. and Canada
-
Democratic forms of government
-North Atlantic Treaty Organization (
NATO
)
Important Cities
Toronto, Ontario
Montreal, Quebec
Ottawa, Ontario
Quebec City, Quebec
Vancouver, British Columbia
Washington D.C.
Chicago, Illinois
New York City, New York
Los Angeles, California
Houston, Texas
Cultural Landscape
U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gateway Arch, St. Louis Missouri
Other aspects of the Cultural landscape:

-Wheat fields
-Skyscrapers, shopping malls
-Bilingual signs
-Influence of the automobile
Bellringer: January 28, 2014

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
Colonization
: This region was colonized by the
Europeans
beginning in the
late 1500's
into the
1700's
.
Quebec
: Is the only province in Canada that
speaks French
and not English. They also
want to separate from Canada
. Therefore, Canada has struggled to maintain a national identity.
Borders: The border between the U.S. and Canada is the
longest unfortified border
in the world.
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a military alliance of countries that supports democracy and security for member nations.
Bellringer: January 5, 2015

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
Bellringer: January 31, 2014

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
Bellringer: February 3, 2014

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
Levels of Economic Activity
Primary
Secondary
Tertiary
Primary:

-First Step in the economic process
-Deals directly with natural resources
-Examples: Fishing, Farming, Forestry, Mining

*
Main economic activity in developing countries
*
Secondary
-Second or middle step in the economic process
-Manufacturing and processing step
-Examples: steel mills, automobile assembly, sawmills
*Developing countries=less activity at this step
*Developed countries=more activity at this step
Tertiary
-Last step in the economic process
-Termed service industry(process of getting the goods or services to the consumer)
-Examples: transportation, retail, trade, informational technology services

*The more developed the country, the more tertiary activities exist.
Bellringer: January 6, 2015

1st. Write your homework down
(
leave out for me to check
)

2nd. Look under desk for folder

3rd. Pull out ONE copy of the
World Geography Bellringer

4th. Being working on the
World Geography Bellringer

**Remember you get points for how you enter class!!! The race is getting closer every point counts!!!
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