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A little helpful hint….. PLEASE TAKE CORNELL NOTES AND THEN REWRITE YOUR NOTES AT HOME. YOU WILL NEED TO ORGANIZE YOUR NOTES USING EITHER MAIN IDEAS OR QUESTIONS
Can you name the Regions of Texas?
Gulf Coastal Plain North Central Plains Great Plains Mountains and Basins
Coastal Plains Region
Location of Coastal Region Covers 1/3 of the land of Texas Northeast border is the Sabine River Southeast border is the Gulf of Mexico West border is the Balcones Escarpment
Coastal Climate……. Hot and damp, humid Tornadoes, hurricanes inches of rain per year
Coastal Cities…… Austin (on the border) Houston Dallas (on the border) Waco (on the border) San Antonio Texarkana Corpus Christi Brownsville
Way of life…. The gulf coast is a major center of economic activity. The marshlands provide breeding grounds for ocean life, which make the fish and shrimp businesses very important. The port of Houston is one of the 10 busiest ports in the world.
OIL AND GAS….. Along the coastal region you will find many oil rigs that are on-shore and off-shore…. The ocean gives easy access to ship the oil and gas to where it needs to go..
What is this……..
PLANTS The land along the Gulf Coast is very near sea level. It is hard for water to drain off the land, since there is nowhere lower for the water to go. Much of the coast of Texas is made up of marshes----wetlands where a variety of tall grasses grow.
Coastal Animals…. Many kinds of animals live in the coastal region… To name a few… Quail Hawks Owls Hundreds of other birds Bald eagle White tail deer Foxes Skunks River otters Bobcats Alligators in the marshes!!! Some weigh up to 500 lbs!!!
AMAZING ANIMALS OF THE COASTAL PLAINS
And the road runner….
The real road runner….. Can you name other coastal animals… …
Landforms….. Let’s look at our Texas map to see some landforms in the coastal region…..
STOP……………. Our next region we will look at is….. NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS A B C D
North Central Plains NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS
Location of North Central Plains The North Central Plains is bordered in the north by the Red River. In the west, it includes a small piece of the Panhandle. It is border on the east by the Caprock Escarpment in the panhandle and by the Balcones Fault to the southeast. Picture of Edwards Plateau
North Central Plains Climate Central Texas is shaped by its many rivers and hills. The climate is subtropical. In a single year the region can receive up to 48 inches of rain, and flooding is common near rivers and in low lying areas.
North Central Plain Cities….. Fort Worth Wichita Falls San Angelo Abilene
North Central Plain - Plants Blue bonnets Indian Paintbrush Texas Oak Trees Mesquite Trees
Indian Blanket Blue Sage Mesquite Tree
North Central Plain - Animals Bobcat White-tailed deer Turkeys Screech Owl Mexican Freetail Bat Cliff Swallow
NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS WAYS OF LIFE RANCHING COTTON AND WHEAT FARMING NATURAL GAS FROM THE BARNETT SHALE
Landforms of North Central Plains Let’s look at our Texas map to see some landforms in the Central Plains region.
STOP……………. Our next region we will look at is….. the Great Plains C B A D
GREAT PLAINS THE GREAT PLAINS
Great Plains Cities Amarillo Lubbock Abilene Midland Odessa
Location of Great Plains Caprock Escarpment separates Great Plains from North Central Plains in the east. In the north the border is the state of Oklahoma and in the west the border is the state of New Mexico. The Southern border of the Great Plains is the Edwards Plateau Geographic Features In the North lie the High Plains which rises in elevation as you move west. Llano Estacado which has thick grasses. Deep canyons of the Palo Duro Canyon. Edwards Plateau which is hilly and is a part of the Texas Hill Country.
Great Plains Climate Dry air Tornadoes inches of rain per year
Great Plains Way of Life Farming - fruits, vegetables, watermelons, oats Ranching - cattle, angora goats (mohair) Cedar trees - fenceposts Oil and gas
Great Plains Plants Prickly pear Yucca Indian Paintbrush Cactus
Animals of the Great Plains Pronghorn Prairie Dog Snakes Horny Toad
Landforms of Great Plains Take a look at the map!!!
Welcome to the Mountains and Basins!!
Location of the Mountains and Basins Far west Texas East border near Pecos River South border is the Rio Grande North border is New Mexico
Cities of the Mountains and Basins El Paso Pecos Presidio
Climate of the Mountains and Basins Driest part of state 8 inches of rain per year, 20 in mountains Hot days, cool nights
Mountains and Basins Way of Life Ranching - cattle, sheep, goat Farming - cotton, fruits, vegetables, cantaloupes (irrigation in El Paso and Pecos River Valley) Oil and gas - part of Permian Basin
Plants of the Mountains and Basins IT IS FLAT!!!!! Some sagebrush
Animals of the Mountains and Basins
Landforms of the Great Plains Let’s look at 0ur map!!!
And now…. Let me introduce our Regions Group Project!!!
*The following are requirements for your UTOPIA: Illustration of Texas Illustration of your given region in Texas. Climate Way of life Economy Plants and animals Landforms Catchy slogan Native American groups near your UTOPIA and an explanation of your interaction with them. *This is a MAJOR GRADE!!!