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4th Soc.St.Chp 1 Lesson 1-3

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region
an area in which many places are similar
landform
natural feature on Earth's surface
mountain
a very high landform, often with steep sides
plain
a large area of mostly flat land
desert
an area that gets very little rain
canyon
a deep valley with steep, rocky walls
plateau
a large, flat, raised area of land
boundary
a line of natural feature that divides one area from another
Northest, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West
The United States is divided into 5 regions. Name them.
Northeast
Part of the Appalachian Mountains are in the _______ region.
rocky hilly
The Northeast is mostly ____ and ____ along the Atlantic coast.
west
The Northeast also has some good farmland in the _____.
Southeast
Besides the Northeast, which other region has part of the Appalachians?
rich farmland
What do the Mississippi and Red Rivers give the Southeast?
Midwest
The ________ region has grassy plains and big forests.
4 of the 5 Great Lakes
What borders part of the Midwest?
deserts canyons
The Southeast region is home to ______ and ______.
Rocky Mountains
The ________________ run from the West region into the Southwest.
West
The _______ region also has mountains along the Pacific coast.
beaches, deserts and green valleys
Besides the mountains along the Pacific coast, what else does the West region have?
government
The ___________ decides where state boundaries are.
State boundaries
________________ have fixed borders with exact measurements.
Regional
____________boundaries are not set by teh government.
landforms
Regional boundaries are sometimes based on the major _________ of the area.
regional boundaries
People do not always agree in where __________ __________ should be.
weather
what the air is like at certain time and place
weather
what the air is like at certain time and place
climate
the average weather of a place over a ling period of time
climate
the average weather of a place over a ling period of time
percipitation
the amount of rain or snow that falls
percipitation
the amount of rain or snow that falls
temperature
how warm or cold a place is
temperature
how warm or cold a place is
humidity
the amount of water in the air
humidity
the amount of water in the air
equator
an imaginary line that circles the center of Earth from east to west
equator
an imaginary line that circles the center of Earth from east to west
elevation
how high a place i above sea level
elevation
how high a place i above sea level
tropical climate
a climate in which it is usually warm all year
tropical climate
a climate in which it is usually warm all year
polar climate
the coldest climate
polar climate
the coldest climate
subarctic climate
a colder climate that is close to being polar
subarctic climate
a colder climate that is close to being polar
temperate climate
a mild climate between tropical and subarctic climates
temperate climate
a mild climate between tropical and subarctic climates
temperate climate
What type of climate is Louisiana?
temperate climate
What type of climate is Louisiana?
It is warm, mild and wet
How do you know Louisiana is a temperate climate?
It is warm, mild and wet
How do you know Louisiana is a temperate climate?
temperature; percipitation
Two major parts of weather are _________ and ____________.
temperature; percipitation
Two major parts of weather are _________ and ____________.
climate
____________ includes changes in weather during seasons of the year.
climate
____________ includes changes in weather during seasons of the year.
distance from the equator
distance from a large body of water
elevation
What are the 3 main things that affect climate?
distance from the equator
distance from a large body of water
elevation
What are the 3 main things that affect climate?
temperate climates
In _________________ the temprature does not get very hot or very cold.
temperate climates
In _________________ the temprature does not get very hot or very cold.
mild and wet
What type of winter does the Southeast have?
mild and wet
What type of winter does the Southeast have?
hot and dry
What type of summer does the Southeast have?
hot and dry
What type of summer does the Southeast have?
summer
In a subarctic climate warm periods in _______ are short.
summer
In a subarctic climate warm periods in _______ are short.
natural resources
something in the environment that people can use
raw matrial
a natural resource that has been changes to make other products
process
to change something
harvest
to gather for use
industry
a form of business
manufacturing
making products to sell
product
a thing that people make or grow
capital resource
a thing that people use to make products
agriculture
using soil to raise crops or animals
conserve
to use resources carefully; to save
renewable resource
a resource that can be replaced
recycle
to use something again
nonrenewable resource
a resource that can no be replaced
human resource
people who make products or do jobs for others
service
a job that people do for others
soil; trees; water
What are three examples of renewable resources?
oil; natural gas; coal
What are three examples of nonrenewable resources?
Northeast
The ___________ has a lot of coal.
coal
Industries that use ______ are important in the Northeast region.
Southeast
The __________ has good farm land.
Southwest
The ___________ has open fields for cattle.
cotton
Oil, natural gas and _______ are important resources for the Southwest.
rich soil, farmlands, App. Mountains, rivers, swamps, lakes and plains
What type of region is the Southeast?
temperate climate
What type of climate does the Southeast have?
cotton, sugar cane,rice, trees and soybeans
What type of renewable resources does the Southeast have?
oil and natural gas
What type of nonrenewable resources does the Southest have?