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Scott Foresman, Social Studies, Regions 4th Gr. Unit 8
Social Studies 4th Grade Chapter 8 Water and Land of the Midwest
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Great Lakes in the MW
Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior
largest group of freshwater lakes in the world
during the ice age movement of glaciers caused deep pits to form, as the ice age ended the water from the melting glaciers filled in the pits
how were the Great Lakes formed
thick sheets of ice
consists of rivers, lakes and canals through which many ships travel
waterway that has been dug across land for ships to go through
longest and biggest river in US that runs from Minnesota to Louisiana where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico
area where grasses grow well, but trees are rare
one of the world's most important agricultural regions, soil is rich and deep, rain is plentiful, summers are warm, and growing seasons are long
A vast grassland that extends through the central portion North America, from Texas northward to Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains.
spans from Ohio to Missouri; has some of the best soil on earth, west of the Appalachian Mountains.
farmland of the Central Plains that gets plenty of rain which is ideal for for growing corn
wheat & other grains
important crops in the Great Plains where there is less rain
a long period without rain
a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility.
a storm with small balls of ice that fall like rain
a funnel-shaped, spinning windstorm
able to provide there own needs
a type of home built out of sod...was well insulated yet very dirty
Process of making large quantities of a product quickly and cheaply
A line of workers along which a product moves as it is put together
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