Presentation on theme: "States and Regions Describe the relative location of the five regions of the United States. Identify the United States as a nation in North America. How."— Presentation transcript:
1 States and RegionsDescribe the relative location of the five regions of the United States.Identify the United States as a nation in North America.How are the 50 states alike, and how are they different?Our country, the United States, is made up of fifty states.48 of these states share at least one border with another state, they are contiguous – or next to each other.What two states are not next to another state?There are five regions in the United States. A region is an area in which many features are the same.Chapter 1, Lesson 1
2 Northeast West Midwest Southwest Southeast How are the States in each region alike?They often have similar kinds of land, and often share a history and a culture.People earn their living in similar ways.NortheastWestMidwestSouthwestSoutheastThe relative location of a place is where it is compared to other places. The Midwest is between the Northeast and West.Chapter 1, Lesson 1
3 North AmericaThe two ways to measure the size of a nation are land area and population.What are the three largest countries in North America?Chapter 1, Lesson 1
4 How are Canada, the United States, and Mexico similar? All three countries were explored and settled by European nations.SummaryThe United States has 50 states. They are often grouped into five regions. North America’s three largest countries are Canada, the United States, and Mexico.Chapter 1, Lesson 1
5 Continents ASIA NORTH ASIA America Europe Africa SOUTH America AustraliaANTARCTICAThere are seven continents. The continents are Earth’s largest landmasses. From largest to smallest they are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.Chapter 1, Lesson 1
6 Earth’s Oceans You will need to be able to identify each ocean. Chapter 1, Lesson 1
7 Lines that run east and west are called lines of latitude, or parallels. Both are imaginary lines to form a grid system on maps and globes.They are measure in degrees. The equator is 0.The lines that run north and south from the poles are called lines of longitude, or meridians
8 Latitude is marked by North and South lines Latitude is marked by North and South lines. North & South of the Equator.
9 Longitude is marked by East and West of the Prime Meridian.