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1The South and West Regions of the United States By Liz Klein
2Lesson Standards6 – 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
3Lesson ObjectiveThe 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.
4IntroductionBefore 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.Western Region of the U.S.Southern U.S. Region
5Let’s get started! Please click on one of the region’s Navigation PageLet’s get started! Please click on one of the region’syou wish to learn about!SouthWestWhen finished, please complete your final task. Click here!
6The West Region of the United States Let’s take a look into what the West has to offer!
7Climate Click here to see the current weather forecast The spring and fall have long and pleasant temperaturesSummers 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.
8Major LandformsRocky Mountains -extends across the western part of North AmericaGreat Basin - a large desert in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, WyomingMt. Rainier –Highest peak of the Cascade Mts. in Washington
9More Landforms Great Plains - dry land on eastern edge of the West Mt. McKinley - in Alaska, Highest peak in North AmericaMt Hood – In the Cascade Mts. in OregonGreat Plains - dry land on eastern edge of the West
10Resources of the West Gold Silver Hydroelectric Power Petroleum Copper Many natural resources have drawn people to the West for well over 400 years!GoldSilverHydroelectric PowerPetroleumCopperCoal
11Industries of the WestfursManufacturingwoolsalmonFilmgrain
12Bodies of Water of the West Rio Grande RiverColorado RiverPacific OceanColumbia River
13Culture of the WestFacing 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.
14Culture 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.
15Culture ContinuedThe 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.
17Question 1 Please select the best response Which statement best describes the climate of the WestCold winters, cool summers, and little precipitationHot summers, cold winters, and pleasant fall and spring temperaturesMild winters, cool summers, and pleasant fall and spring seasons.
20Question 2 Please select the best response What are the landforms and bodies of water of the WestRocky Mountains, Pacific Ocean, Colorado River,Mt. Rainier, Great PlainsAppalachian Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Tennessee River, Mt. Hood, Coastal PlainsGreat Basin, Atlantic Ocean, Rio Grande River, Coastal Plains, Mt. McKinley
26Question 4 Please select the best response Describe the culture of the WestWhite and African Americans are the primary race of the West and Christian is a religion that is practicedHas a very diverse culture of Asians, White Americans, and African Americans and Mormon is a religion that is practicedHas a very conservative culture where cooking is a large part of the culture along with country and blues music
29The South Region of the United States Lets take a trip to the South!
30Climate Click here to find out the current weather 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.
31Major Landforms Appalachian Mountains Lies on the northern part of the South.Coastal PlainsThe coastal areas include bayous, deltas, marshes, mud flats and swamps.
32Resources of the South bauxite zinc shellfish sulfur salt cattle timberlead
33Industries of the South Strong Textile IndustryTechnology IndustryTourism Industrysunny beachestheme parkshistoric citiesAgriculture Industrycitrus fruitspeanuts, pecansricepeacheschickensturkeys
34Bodies of Water Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Mexico Mississippi River Tennessee RiverTombigbee River
35CultureSouthern 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."
36Culture ContinuedThe South has a large African American population because of the descendants of the slaves brought into the SouthSoutherners 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
38Question 1 Please select the best response Describe the climate of the SouthCold winters, hot summers, cool spring and fall temperaturesHot summers, mild winters, and moderate rainfallMild summers, cool winters, and no rainfall
41Question 2 Please select the best response Describe the landforms and bodies of water of the SouthRocky Mountains, Mt. Hood, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of MexicoCoastal Plains, Mt. Rainier, Pacific Ocean, Tennessee RiverCoastal Plains, Appalachian Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico.
44Question 3 Please select the best response Describe the industries and resources of the Southsulfur, shellfish, tourism, agriculturegold, copper, petroleum, shellfishtechnology, manufacturing, wool, mining
47Question 4 Please select the best response Describe the culture of the SouthLots of diversity including Asians and Native Americans and a major religion is MormonConservative, food, good manners, country, rhythm and blues, and African and White AmericansChristian religion, diverse ethnicities, rock and roll music, fast paced lifestyle
50Picture SortRecall 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 chart1325SouthWest4687119Check your work on the next slide!10