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By Liz Klein Lesson Standards 6 – G1.2.1 Locate the major landforms, rivers and climate regions of the Western Hemisphere. 6 – G2.1.1 Describe the landform.

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2 By Liz Klein

3 Lesson Standards 6 – G1.2.1 Locate the major landforms, rivers and climate regions of the Western Hemisphere. 6 – G2.1.1 Describe the landform features and the climate of the region (within the Western) under study. 6 – G2.2.1 Describe the human characteristics of the region under study

4 Lesson Objective The learner will understand the human and physical characteristics of the South and West regions of the United States. This includes the climate, landforms, bodies of water, culture, industry, and resources of the regions.

5 Introduction Western Region of the U.S. Southern U.S. Region Before we dig into the West and South region of the U.S. lets watch a video on these regions! Click on the regions link below to watch a video on the region you want to get an introduction about.

6 When finished, please complete your final task. Click here!Click here!

7 The West Region of the United States Let’s take a look into what the West has to offer!

8 Climate Click here to see the current weather forecasthere The spring and fall have long and pleasant temperatures Summers have very hot with temperatures approaching and exceeding 100 degree F on many days. Winter in states, like Montana, Idaho and Wyoming can be very cold, with temperatures dropping well below 0 degree F. The yearly precipitation for the west region is about 32in. a year.

9 Major Landforms Rocky Mountains -extends across the western part of North America Mt. Rainier –Highest peak of the Cascade Mts. in Washington Great Basin - a large desert in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming

10 More Landforms Mt. McKinley - in Alaska, Highest peak in North America Mt Hood – In the Cascade Mts. in Oregon Great Plains - dry land on eastern edge of the West

11 Resources of the West Many natural resources have drawn people to the West for well over 400 years! Hydroelectric Power Silver Copper Gold Petroleum Coal

12 Industries of the West furs grain salmon woolManufacturing Film

13 Bodies of Water of the West Colorado River Pacific Ocean Rio Grande River Columbia River

14 Culture of the West Facing both the Pacific Ocean and the Mexican border, the West has been shaped by a variety of ethnic groups. Asians from many countries have settled in California and other coastal states. The southwestern border states have large Mexican- American populations.

15 Culture of the West Continued Hawaii's location makes it a major gateway between the U.S. and Asia, as well as a center for tourism. The desert and mountain states have relatively low population densities and were developed as ranching and mining areas. There is a large Mormon population in southeastern Idaho, Utah, northern Arizona and Nevada.

16 Culture Continued The West is also known for the extravagant casino resort towns of Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. The West also has many Native American tribal reservations.

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18 Question 1 Please select the best response Which statement best describes the climate of the West A) Cold winters, cool summers, and little precipitation Cold winters, cool summers, and little precipitation B) Hot summers, cold winters, and pleasant fall and spring temperatures Hot summers, cold winters, and pleasant fall and spring temperatures C) Mild winters, cool summers, and pleasant fall and spring seasons. Mild winters, cool summers, and pleasant fall and spring seasons.

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20 Great Job!

21 Question 2 Please select the best response What are the landforms and bodies of water of the West A) Rocky Mountains, Pacific Ocean, Colorado River,Mt. Rainier, Great Plains Rocky Mountains, Pacific Ocean, Colorado River,Mt. Rainier, Great Plains B) Appalachian Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Tennessee River, Mt. Hood, Coastal Plains Appalachian Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Tennessee River, Mt. Hood, Coastal Plains C) Great Basin, Atlantic Ocean, Rio Grande River, Coastal Plains, Mt. McKinley Great Basin, Atlantic Ocean, Rio Grande River, Coastal Plains, Mt. McKinley

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23 Great Job!

24 Question 3 Please select the best response Describe the industries and resources of the West A) fruits, technology, gold, copper fruits, technology, gold, copper B) film, textile, wool, shellfish film, textile, wool, shellfish C) petroleum, hydroelectricity, grain, salmon petroleum, hydroelectricity, grain, salmon

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26 Great Job!

27 Question 4 Please select the best response Describe the culture of the West A) White and African Americans are the primary race of the West and Christian is a religion that is practiced White and African Americans are the primary race of the West and Christian is a religion that is practiced B) Has a very diverse culture of Asians, White Americans, and African Americans and Mormon is a religion that is practiced Has a very diverse culture of Asians, White Americans, and African Americans and Mormon is a religion that is practiced C) Has a very conservative culture where cooking is a large part of the culture along with country and blues music Has a very conservative culture where cooking is a large part of the culture along with country and blues music

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29 Great Job!

30 The South Region of the United States Lets take a trip to the South!

31 Climate Click here to find out the current weather here Moderate rain throughout the year. Summer s are very hot! Spring and Fall are very pleasant. Winters have some snow and freezing rain but are mild and short lived.

32 Major Landforms Appalachian Mountains Lies on the northern part of the South. Coastal Plains The coastal areas include bayous, deltas, marshes, mud flats and swamps.

33 Resources of the South bauxite shellfish timber salt cattle sulfur lead zinc

34 Industries of the South Strong Textile Industry Technology Industry Tourism Industry sunny beaches theme parks historic cities Agriculture Industry citrus fruits peanuts, pecans rice peaches chickens turkeys

35 Bodies of Water Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Mexico Mississippi River Tennessee River Tombigbee River

36 Culture Southern culture is more socially conservative than the rest of the country. Rural communities developed strong attachment to their churches. Southerners are often viewed as having a more relaxed and slower paced lifestyle. Southerners are known to be polite and well-mannered, labeled as "southern hospitality."

37 Culture Continued The South has a large African American population because of the descendants of the slaves brought into the South Southerners are most easily distinguished because of their accent from other Americans. An important feature of Southern culture is their food and home style cooking. Country is the music of white Southerners and rhythm and blues is the music of African American southerners

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39 Question 1 Please select the best response Describe the climate of the South A) Cold winters, hot summers, cool spring and fall temperatures Cold winters, hot summers, cool spring and fall temperatures B) Hot summers, mild winters, and moderate rainfall Hot summers, mild winters, and moderate rainfall C) Mild summers, cool winters, and no rainfall Mild summers, cool winters, and no rainfall

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41 Good Job!

42 Question 2 Please select the best response Describe the landforms and bodies of water of the South A) Rocky Mountains, Mt. Hood, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico Rocky Mountains, Mt. Hood, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico B) Coastal Plains, Mt. Rainier, Pacific Ocean, Tennessee River Coastal Plains, Mt. Rainier, Pacific Ocean, Tennessee River C) Coastal Plains, Appalachian Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico. Coastal Plains, Appalachian Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico.

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44 Good Job!

45 Question 3 Please select the best response Describe the industries and resources of the South A) sulfur, shellfish, tourism, agriculture sulfur, shellfish, tourism, agriculture B) gold, copper, petroleum, shellfish gold, copper, petroleum, shellfish C) technology, manufacturing, wool, mining technology, manufacturing, wool, mining

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47 Good Job!

48 Question 4 Please select the best response Describe the culture of the South A) Lots of diversity including Asians and Native Americans and a major religion is Mormon Lots of diversity including Asians and Native Americans and a major religion is Mormon B) Conservative, food, good manners, country, rhythm and blues, and African and White Americans Conservative, food, good manners, country, rhythm and blues, and African and White Americans C) Christian religion, diverse ethnicities, rock and roll music, fast paced lifestyle Christian religion, diverse ethnicities, rock and roll music, fast paced lifestyle

49 Good Job!

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51 Picture Sort Recall the characteristics of the South and West regions of the United States. Draw a T-chart and write the number of the picture that corresponds to the region on your chart SouthWest Check your work on the next slide!

52 Picture Sort Answers SouthWest

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