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Regions of the United States

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Southeast Region
Resources

Southeast Region
Landforms:

Low coastal plains along coast
beaches along the coast
fertile soil
forests
Mountains-Appalachian Mountains
Mississippi River
Northeast Region
Climate

Wet cold winter, hot or warm summers
Northeast Region
Landforms

Forests along the coast
Hills along the coast
Rocky Soil
Fertile soil in the South/West part of the region
Appalachian Mountains
humid, mild or warm winters, hot summers-in the southern part of the region
wet cold winter, and hot or warm summer-in the northern part of the region-Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Appalachian Mountains
Southeast Region

Climate

How would these landforms change the activities you could do?
**How would you have to adapt to live in this climate? **How is it different from climate in Nebraska?
**Why do you think these climates are so warm all year round?
Fertile soil-farming
Farming is an important part of economy
(cotton, rice, citrus fruits, peanuts)
oil
coal
lumber
*How would these resources affect the people who live in this region?
*What kind of jobs would people have?
*How are these resources different from what you find in Nebraska?
**How do you think these landforms will affect the climate and resources in this region?
*How does this climate compare to the Midwest Region's climate?
**how would you have to adapt to this climate?
Northeast Region

Resources

Forests-lumber
Fertile soil
Long coasts/Rivers for fishing
Coal in Pennsylvania
*What kind of jobs would these resources provide people with?
West Region
Landforms
Most varied region
forests
rich soil
plains
Mountains-Rocky Mountains
**how would you adapt to these landforms?
Why do you think it is the most varied region in the U.S.?
West Region

Climate
desert (Nevada) Dry Climates
Mild, wet winter, hot dry summers
Wet, mild winter and summer
dry, very cold winter, cold summer
warm and wet all year around
How would these climates affect the activities you do?
West Region
Resources
Silver
Cattle ranching
copper
gold (California
Valleys near coast-fruits, nuts, vegetables
lumber (California)
Oil
Fish
Midwest Region
Landforms
Grassy plains
Fertile soil
Forests
Rolling hills
Major Rivers
Missouri and Mississippi
Midwest Region
Climate
Wet, cold winter, hot or warm summer
dry climates
Midwest Region
Resources
Fertile soil-Farming
Soybeans, corn
Pigs
Cows (dairy)
Coal
Iron ore-iron/steel
Resources
Natural Resources: something in the environment that people use to make things we use every day. (ex: Soil, water, and trees.)
Capital Resources: are the human made things that we use to grow or make other things. (ex: tools, machines, and buildings.)
Human Resources: people and their skills, ideas, and hard work. (ex: farmer, lumber jack, coal miner)

Southwest Region

Landforms
Low coastal plains
Dry plains
Canyons-Grand Canyon
(formed by Colorado River)
Deserts
Southwest Region

Climate
desert-hot
dry climates
wet, cold winter, hot, warm summers
humid, mild or warm winter and hot summer
Southwest Resources
Resources
cattle
sheep
cotton
copper (Arizona)
oil (Texas/Oklahoma)
Regions of the United States
How do natural resources affect you?
Weather and Climate
**Weather is the condition of the air at a certain time and place
changes from day to day
Affects daily activities
clothes you wear
How else can the weather affect you?
**Climate is the pattern of weather in a place over a period of time
changes in weather that come with seasons
temperature/precipitation=major factors
How are weather and climate different?
People and the Land
https://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/weather/
https://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/climatetypes/
Region Review
areas that share similar characteristics
location
landforms
climate
resources
Grouped by:
Political Maps of U.S. have lines that show boundaries (a line that divides one area or state from another)
sometimes follow natural features-lakes/rivers
*Physical features affect the way people live
-jobs, daily activities, etc.


*People must ADAPT to their environment.
Suppose you moved from Nebraska to Florida, how are the landforms and climates different?

?? Talk with your shoulder partner about how you would adapt to the land and climate of Florida?
People also adapt how and what they build
-regions with lots of snow and rain=steep, sloped roofs
-Tunnels in Minneapolis- allows people to travel underground without going out in the cold
-North Carolina- houses along the beach are raised on stilts to avoid flooding
People Change the Environment
Saving Resources with Technology
People Change the Environment
People change the land to meet their needs
Natives burned prairies and forests=rich soil
cut down trees=fields for planting
today we clear land for homes, shopping centers, and farms
Technology has allowed us to make greater changes
ax---> chainsaw or machine
shovel---> tractor
rivers/buckets--->irrigation
IRRIGATION: use of technology to bring water to crops
-some farms not located by water
-bring water to crops through pipes from lakes & rivers
-some use water from aquifers: underground layer of rock that holds water
People use technology to conserve resources
*Technology helps factories create less pollution>protecting our resources--scrubber

*Technologies to protect water
-water treatment plants

*Technology allows people to use other renewable sources of energy
-wind, sunlight (solar panels), and ocean waves
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