Presentation on theme: "NORTH AMERICA NOTES UNIT 4. FORMAL REGION = BOUNDARIES/BORDERS (PHYSICAL OR HUMAN) FUNCTIONAL REGION = COMMON SYSTEM (LANGUAGE, RELIGION, TRANSPORTATION."— Presentation transcript:
FORMAL REGION = BOUNDARIES/BORDERS (PHYSICAL OR HUMAN) FUNCTIONAL REGION = COMMON SYSTEM (LANGUAGE, RELIGION, TRANSPORTATION ROUTES…) PERCEPTUAL REGION = STEREOTYPES OR OPINIONS PLAYGROUND POLITICS - CANADA
Factors that affect climate of North America: LEMPOS!
United States Big Ideas Country populated by diverse group of immigrants Westward expansion = industrialization Representative democracy = democratic republic Fertile land + valuable resources + good location = Economic Leader Much of U.S. economy based on service industry Most of population lives in urban areas
United States Subregions Big Ideas Northeast = heavily populated & industrialized; economic center Midwest = produces a variety of agriculture and manufactured goods; moving toward service industries South = rapid industrialization; large population growth with land availability and low density West = rapid economic growth; many technology centers and resources