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United States
Lesson #1
Geography
United States
United States Map
Quiz
United States
Essential Questions
1) What are the geographic (land)
features of the four regions of the
United States?
2) How do geographic features affect
where people live in the United
States?
United States-Geography
Vocabulary
Contiguous
Coastal plain
Swamp
Everglades
Hurricane
Tornado
Continental Divide
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Contiguous
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Connecting to or bordering another
state
Coastal plain
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Low land that lies along the coast
swamp
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A low, wet area where trees and
bushes grow; usually covered by
shallow water at least part of the
year
everglades
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A swampy grassland, such as in
southern Florida.
“RIVER OF GRASS”
hurricane
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A tropical storm that brings heavy
rain, high seas, and winds 75 miles
per hour or more
tornado
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A funnel shaped, spinning,
windstorm, sometimes called cyclone
or twister
Continental Divide
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The crest of the Rocky Mountains
that divide North America’s river
systems into those that flow east and
those that flow west.
United States- Geography
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Using the map on page A18-19 in
your textbook or the Atlas at your
table, label the states on your map.
Color the 4 regions of the United
States on your map according to the
map key on page A18.
US- Geography
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Types of information to be included in foldable.
(You will not find exact information for all
regions)
All states included in the region (REQUIRED)
Size of the region (if given)
Characteristics of the region
a) major landforms,
b) bodies of water
c) popular cities
d) Industries or businesses
Climate of the region
ANY OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS
Northeast Region
 Smallest in size but large in population.
Nearly 60 million people live here. It has
the largest population density (people
per square miles)
 Largest cities include New York,
Philadelphia and Boston. They are
important centers of manufacturing
and trade.
 The Appalachian Mountains lay west of
the coastline. More people live east of
them than to the west.
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South Region
Two major landforms are Appalachian
Mountains and Coastal Plains.
Contains some of the largest swamps
such as the Florida Everglades (4,000
sq. miles).
Some of the countries largest cities in
Texas: Dallas, Houston, and San
Antonio.
Warm temperatures, long summers,
and frequent rainfall make it great
agricultural region.
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South Region- cont’d.
Cash crops, such as peanuts, cotton
and citrus fruits.
Farmers raise hogs, chickens, beef and
dairy cattle.
The warm climate and sandy beaches
help the south attract visitors.
During the months from June through
November, it is dangerous because of
hurricanes that form along the coast.
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The Middle West
The major areas are the Interior Plains (
Central Plains and the Great Plains)
Central Plains begin in Ohio and run to
the Mississippi River.
The Great Plains run west of Mississippi.
The Great Plains are a tough place to
live because of the extreme hot and cold
temperatures.
Known as the “Heartland” of the US.
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The Middle West- cont’d.
There is enough wheat produced here to
meet the needs of the US and many
other countries.
Tornado Areas
Much of this area lies in the drainage
basin of the Mississippi River that is
2,348 miles.
Great Lakes (five of the largest
freshwater lakes in the world)
Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland are the
largest cities in the Middle West.
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The West Region
Mountains are the most prominent
landforms in the West. The Rocky
Mountains are the largest at 3,000 miles
long from Mexico to Alaska.
The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a
famous landform carved out by the
Colorado River.
Death Valley is in the west and it is 282
feet below sea level.
The mild, rainy climate is perfect for
growing some of the world’s largest
trees
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The West Region- cont’d.
The West contains Alaska and Hawaii.
Alaska has the lowest population density
of any state because it is a difficult place
to live.
Guided Notes Answers
From Sea to Shining Sea
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3.6 million square
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Touch
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Northeast, South, Mid-West, West
Guided Notes Answers
The Northeast
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smallest, population
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Atlantic Coast
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Population density
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Broad valleys
Guided Notes Answers
The South
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Appalachian
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Swamps
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Florida, everglades
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Cash crops
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Visitors
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Dangerous
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hurricane
Guided Notes Answers
The Middle West
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Farming center
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People, animals, crops, property
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Tornado
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Tributaries
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Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie,
Ontario
Guided Notes Answers
The West
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landforms, Rocky
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Divides, 2
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Grand Canyon, famous
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Death Valley, sea level
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Alaska, Hawaii
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Population
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Volcanoes
Summary- Key Points
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United States is in North America
48 contiguous states and Alaska and
Hawaii
4 regions- Northeast, South, Mid-West,
and West
Northeast is smallest in size but largest
in population
Write 1 fact about the other regions
Summary
On the worksheet provided by Mr.
Fisher, write a summary of Lesson
#1.