Presentation on theme: "Warm Up Complete the Coordinate Practice #10. Content Objective: – Compare the physical and political regions. Language Objectives: – SWBAT define region."— Presentation transcript:
Region Definition Region- A specified grouping of states with common characteristics
Physical vs. Political Regions Last year you learned about physical regions, and this year you are learning about political regions – What are some characteristics that make up a physical region? (Write them down)
Physical Regions A physical region (6th grade) describes the climate and landforms, which are the natural characteristics of the land.
Political Regions A political region (7th grade) can be defined as a state or group of states, depending on the criteria used. For example, geography is often used to determine political regions, so states in the same parts of the country are grouped together.
Political Regions: Northeast – Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Southeast – Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas
Regions cont: Midwest – Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota Southwest – Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona
Regions cont: Rocky Mountains (Western) – Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho Pacific – Washington, Oregon, California Noncontiguous – Alaska Hawaii
Think Pair Share How else can states be grouped politically if not just by their physical geography? – Hint: Think back to topics you learned about last year.
Regions Stations Read about each region Work together to fill in the chart for each region.