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US 1. 2a,b,c,d Geography (Continents, Oceans, Regions, Bodies of Water, Geographic Features)
Transcript of US 1. 2a,b,c,d Geography (Continents, Oceans, Regions, Bodies of Water, Geographic Features)
The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables to
Locate the seven continents and five oceans....Continents are large land masses surrounded by water.
recognize key geographic features on maps, diagrams, and/or photographs.
What are the seven continents?
What are the five oceans?
locate and describe the location of the geographic regions of North America: Coastal Plain, Appalachian Mountains, Canadian Shield, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Basin and Range, and Coastal Range.
Where are the geographic regions of North America located?
What are some physical characteristics of the geographic regions of North America?
What are the major bodies of water in the United States?
What are some ways bodies of water in the United States have supported interaction among regions and created links to other areas?
Locate and identify the water features important to the early history of the United States: Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Columbia River, Colorado River, Rio Grande, St. Lawrence River, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico.
What are some important categories of geographic features?
What do these important geographic features look like when they appear on maps, globes, and diagrams?
What do these important geographic features look like when they appear in pictures and photographs?
Why are geographic features important in United States history?
–Located along the Pacific Coast, stretching from California to Canada
–Rugged mountains and fertile valleys
–Located west of the Rocky Mountains and east of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades
–Varying elevations containing isolated mountain ranges and Death Valley, the lowest point in North America
–Located west of the Great Plains and east of the Basin and Range
–Rugged mountains stretching from Alaska almost to Mexico; high elevations
–Contains the Continental Divide, which determines the directional flow of rivers
– Located west of the Interior Lowlands and east of the Rocky Mountains
– Flat lands that gradually increase in elevation westward; grasslands
–Located west of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Great Plains
–Rolling flatlands with many rivers, broad river valleys, and grassy hills
–Located west of the Coastal Plain, extending from eastern Canada to western Alabama; includes the Piedmont
–Old, eroded mountains (oldest mountain range in North America)
–Located along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico
–Broad lowlands providing many excellent harbors
–Wrapped around the Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape
–Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers
•The Atlantic Ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants.
•The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration destination.
•The Gulf of Mexico provided the French and Spanish with exploration routes to Mexico and other parts of America.
• The Ohio River was the gateway to the west.
•The Mississippi and Missouri rivers were used to transport farm and industrial products. They were links to United States ports and other parts of the world.
•The Columbia River was explored by Lewis and Clark.
•The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish.
•The Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico.
•The St. Lawrence River forms part of the northeastern border with Canada and connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
•Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes.
–Gulfs and bays
Geographic features are related to
•patterns of trade
•the locations of cities and towns
•the westward (frontier) movement
•agricultural and fishing industries.
Basin and Range
OCEANS OF THE WORLD
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
Gulf of Mexico
BASIN AND RANGE
LOWEST POINT IN NORTH AMERICA
THE CHANGING WORLD..........??????????
CONTINENTS AND OCEANS PRACTICE QUIZ
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
Geographic Regions Locations and Descriptions
Bodies of water Descriptions
Draw lines of Latitude
Draw lines of Longitude
Draw and Label
NAME THE REGION
Complete the legend and color in your map
USE HANDOUT GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES
OF NORTH AMERICA...HIGHLIGHT KEY WORDS AND ILLUSTRATE
THE REGION IS RIGHT