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Title: The Geography of the United States


1
The Geography of the United States
2
US Geography Basics
  • Third largest country in the world.
  • Half the size of Russia.
  • One third the size of Africa.
  • Half the size of South America.
  • 2 ½ times the size of Western Europe.

3
Regions Time Zones of the U. S.
4
Label as many states as you can
5
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Label the early regions of the English
colonies 1. Southern 2. Middle 3. New England
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Topography
10
Topography of the US
What type of map is this?
11
The Contour of the US
12
Waterways
13
How did these many rivers impact the development
of America?
14
  • Name all the major bodies
  • of water
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Mississippi River
  • Hudson River
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Ohio River
  • Erie Canal
  • Great Lakes
  • Missouri River
  • Colorado River
  • Rio Grande
  • Chesapeake Bay

15
Bodies of Water
Great Lakes
Great Salt Lake
Chesapeake Bay
16
Rivers
St. Lawrence R.
Columbia R.
Hudson R.
Missouri R.
Potomac R.
Mississippi R.
Ohio R.
Colorado R.
Arkansas R.
Rio Grande R.
Yukon R.
17
Mountains - topography
18
  • Label all the major mountain
  • ranges
  • Appalachian Mountains
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Great Plains

19
Mountains Plateaus
Adirondack Mts.
Cascade Mts.
Rocky Mts.
Great Plains
Appalachian Mts.
Sierra Nevada Mts.
Mt. Whitney
Pikes Peak
Mt. McKinley
Alaskan Range
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The Contour of the US
22
Plains
GreatBasin
Central Plains
Atlantic Coastal Plains
Gulf Coastal Plains
23
Deserts
Death Valley
Mohave Desert
24
Completed Map
St. Lawrence R.
Columbia R.
Adirondack Mts.
Cascade Mts.
Hudson R.
Missouri R.
Rocky Mts.
Great Basin
Potomac R.
Cumberland Plateau
Great Salt Lake
Mississippi R.
Chesapeake Bay
Central Plains
Appalachian Mts.
Sierra Nevada Mts.
Mt. Whitney
Ohio R.
Colorado R.
Pikes Peak
Death Valley
Atlantic Coastal Plains
Arkansas R.
Mohave Desert
Gulf Coastal Plains
LakeOkeechobee
Rio Grande R.
Yukon R.
Mt. McKinley
Alaskan Range
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Climate
27
Climate of the U.S.
28
Essential Questions
  1. How does geography affect how and where people
    live?
  2. How did geographic factors affect political,
    social, and economic settlements of early
    Americas?
  3. How does geography continue to affect the United
    States today?
  4. Make some generalizations about the geography of
    America.

Now lets take a QUIZ!
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HOMEWORK
Study for a map quiz on the 50 states and key
geographic features. Note You must achieve
mastery on this quiz 85! Otherwise you must
retake it after school until you do!
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