Artic/sub-artic, Alaska & Canada, Eskimos
Hunt/fish-caribou, seals, fish, migrating birds
Clothes-animal skin & fur
Eastern woodlands northeast U.S.
Climate: rain, warm summers, cold winters.
Hunt fish and farm: bear, corn, beans, nuts, berries, deer
Clothes: deer skin & fur
Southwest United States
Climate: hot and dry
Clothes : cotton, skins
Hunter &farmers: deer, rabbits, antelope, bear, corn, beans, squash
Use irrigation to farm
Climate: hot summers and cold winters.
Food: buffalo, antelope, maize, beans
Houses:Teepees made from animal skins
Clothes: buffalo skin &fur
Pacific Northwest Coast
Climate: rainy& mild
House: plank houses from cedar wood
Food: hunt\fish ,seal, deer, moose, shellfish & berries
Used cedar for totem poles & canoes.
Coastal Range (1)
Boarders the Pacific Ocean
Stretches from California to Canada
Has rugged mountains that contain fertile valleys
Basin & Range (2)
Lowest point in North America
west of the Rocky Mountain and east of the Sierra Nevada & Cascades
& is an area of varying elevations containing isolated mountains
Rocky Mountains (3)
West of the Great Plains and east of the Basin & Range
jagged mountains that stretch from Alaska to Mexico
contains the Continental Divide, which determine which way the rivers flow in the U.S.
Great Plains (4)
Flat grasslands that gradually increase westward
located west of the Interior Lowlands & east of the Rocky Mountains
Interior Plains (5)
Rolling Flatlands, broad river valleys, grassy hills
located west of the Appalachian Mountains & east of the Great Plains
known for its many rivers
Appalachian Mountains (6)
Oldest chain of eroded mountains in North America
west of the Coastal Plains
stretches from eastern Canada to western Alabama
Coastal Plains (7)
located along the Atlantic Ocean & Gulf of Mexico
Canadian Shield (8)
Shaped like a horseshoe, hills worn by erosion hundred of lakes carved by glaciers, wraps around the Hudson Bay, and contains the oldest rock formations
Lines of Latitude
Lines that run east to west
How are lines of latitude measured?
north to south
What is the Equator?
Line of latitude at 0 degrees.
What are the lines of longitude?
Lines that run north to south
How are lines of longitude read/measured?
east to west
What is the Prime Meridian?
Line of longitude at 0 degrees
What is Cactus Hill?
Located south of Richmond along the Nottoway River in southeastern Virginia, it is one of the oldest archaeological sites
What is a hemisphere?
half a sphere
Area: Alaska and Northern Canada (Arctic Region)
**temperature is below freezing most of the year
Shelter: -snow or stone houses in winter (igloos), tents made of animal skins in summer
Food: seals, fish, whales, caribou
Transport: foot, kayak, dog sled
Area: Pacific Northwest Coast (Northwest Coast Region)
**rainy, mild climate
Shelter: longhouses made of wood
Food: fish, deer, berries, roots, wood
Transport: canoes, foot
The Atlantic Ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants
The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration route
Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico allowed the French and Spanish to explore Mexico and other parts of America
What body of water does the MISSISSIPPI RIVER empty into?
Gulf of Mexico
What body of water does the COLUMBIA RIVER empty into?
What body of water does the ST. LAWRENCE RIVER empty into?
What are natural resources? examples?
**comes directly from Nature
animals, rivers, fish, plants, crops
What are human resources? examples?
**People working to produce goods and services
hunters, fisherman, clothes makers, farmers
What are capital resources? examples?
**Goods produced and used to make other goods and services
canoes, bows, spears