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4th grade Midwest

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prairie
dry, mostly flat grassland with few trees
tributary
a river or stream that flows into another river
levee
a high river bank that stops the river from overflowing
lock
a part of a waterway that is closed off by gates for ships to enter
elevated train
a railway that runs above the ground on raised tracks
wages
payments for work
population density
a measure of how many people live in an area
Great Lakes & Mississippi
2 important waterways in theMidwest
crops
corn, wheat, soybeans
Detroit
Motor City
supply
how much producers will MAKE at a price
demand
how much producers will BUY at a price
Chicago
Lake Michigan helped it to become a trading center
costs more
urban area
people leave cities
businesses and schools close, crime
Grreat Plains cities
along rivers so people could travel and move supplies
Great Plains
now used for growing crops and grazing cattle
small town
few stores, travel far for restaurants