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1 Chapter 1 Lesson 1

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

3 5 Regions of the United States
Mid West North East West South East South West

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

5 Chapter 1 Lesson 2

6 Vocabulary Latitude: lines that RUN east and west
Longitude: lines that RUN north and south

7 3. Landform region: region that has similar landforms {example} 4
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 Landform Regions Coastal Plain Appalachians
Flat, low land along Atlantic Ocean South East region 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 4. Rocky Mountains 5. Great Basin 6. Pacific Coast
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 Chapter 1 Lesson 3 Bodies of Water

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

13 Bodies of Water Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Alaska Great Lakes
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 Continental Divide 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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