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Lesson 1. 1.Contiguous: next to each other {picture} 2.Region: area which many features are similar {example} 3.Relative location: where something is.

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1 Lesson 1

2 1.Contiguous: next to each other {picture} 2.Region: area which many features are similar {example} 3.Relative location: where something is compared to other places {example} 4.Continents: landmasses {example} 5.Population: number of people

3 West South East South West North East Mid West

4 Three countries in North America 1.Canada 2.USA 3.Mexico The relative location of USA is between Canada and Mexico

5 Lesson 2

6 1.Latitude: lines that RUN east and west 2.Longitude: lines that RUN north and south

7 3. Landform region: region that has similar landforms {example} 4. climate: kind of weather a place has over a long period of time {example} 5. Mountain range: group of connected mountains {picture} 6. erosion: wearing away of Earth’s surface {picture of App. Mtn}

8 7. prairie: area of flat or rolling land covered mostly by grasses {picture} 8. environment: surroundings in which people, plants, and animals live {picture}

9 1.Coastal Plain – Flat, low land along Atlantic Ocean – South East region 2.Appalachians – Tree covered mountain range – Oldest mtns in U.S. (peaks worn down by glaciers) – Made up of smaler mtn ranges that run together – Eastern side of U.S.

10 3. Interior Plains – center of the country from Appalachian Mtns to Rocky Mtns – Eastern part=Interior Plains – Great Plains (Texas) 4. Rocky Mountains – Western U.S. – Largest and longest mtn range in U.S. – Mexico  Canada  Alaska 5. Great Basin – Low, bowl shaped land w/higher land all around it – Nevada & parts of five neighboring states 6. Pacific Coast – Coast ranges (low mtns rocky, rugged look) – Drop sharply into the ocean – Very little flat land compared to Atlantic coast

11 Lesson 3 Bodies of Water

12 1.inlet- any area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water {picture} 2.Gulfs-largest form of inlet {Gulf of Mexico; picture} 3.Sound-long inlet that separates offshore islands from the mainland {picture} 4.Tributary- stream or river that flows INTO a larger stream or river {picture} 5.River system- river + tributaries; drains or carries water away from the land around it {picture} 6.Drainage basin- land drained by a river system {identify in river system picture} 7.Fall line- place where land drops sharply forming waterfalls or rapids {picture}

13 Gulf of Mexico – Largest gulf bordering U.S. to the south Gulf of Alaska – Lies south of Alaska along Pacific Coast Great Lakes – Largest freshwater lakes in U.S. – H.O.M.E.S. Great Salt Lake – In Utah – Salty like oceans Mississippi River – M.R. + tributaries= largest river system in U.S. Arkansas River, Missouri River, Ohio River – Drains most land b/w Rocky and Appalachian Mtns

14 Found along Rocky Mtns Rivers EAST of it flow into the Atlantic Ocean & Gulf of Mexico Rivers WEST of it flow into the Pacific Ocean & Gulf of Alaska


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