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         Landform Regions of the United States
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Atlantic Coastal Plain: A large, fertile plain that runs
along the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. It extends
into part of Texas.

Appalachian Mountains: A region of tree-covered
mountains that runs several hundreds miles inland, from
New England in the northeast to Alabama in the south.

Interior Plains: This region is made up of two plains
areas. The Central Plains in the eastern part is mostly flat
with some rolling hills and good farmland. In the western
part, the Great Plains are found which is a much flatter area
that rises to meet the base of the Rocky Mountains.

Rocky Mountains: This mountainous area covers much of
the western United States.

Intermountain Region: This region lies between the
Rocky Mountains and mountains farther west. Part of this
region is the Great Basin. This region also has many
plateaus and canyons.

Pacific Mountains and Valleys Region: This region is
made up of separate mountain ranges and a series of
valleys that lie between those ranges.



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           Climate Regions of the United States
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   Climate Region              Characteristics         Where found
 Tropical Wet                Hot and rainy all       Hawaii
                             year
 Tropical wet and            Hot; rainy and dry      Tip of Florida near
 dry                         seasons                 Miami
 Desert                      Dry, either hot or      Southwestern part
                             cold                    of the U.S.
 Semiarid                    Short rainy season      Much of the
                                                     western part of the
                                                     U.S.
 Mediterranean               Hot dry summer,         Much of California
                             mild rainy winter
 Humid Subtropical           Hot rainy summer,       Southeast quarter of
                             mild rainy winter       the U.S.
 Marine                      Cool and wet            Along Pacific coast
                                                     in Washington,
                                                     Oregon and
                                                     northern California
 Continental                 Hot summer, cold        Northeast quarter of
                             winter                  the U.S.
 Sub polar                   Short cool summer,      Southern Alaska
                             long cold winter
 Polar                       Cold all year           Northern Alaska
 Highland                    Climate varies with     Mountain areas in
                             elevation               the western part of
                                                     the U.S.


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                      Five Regions of the U.S.
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                     Group One Region Chart
The Northeast – New England

       States          Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
                       Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
     Total
                       13,400,000
   Population
   Major land          Appalachian Mountains, Atlantic Coastal Plain,
     areas             New England Upland
  Major rivers         Blackstone, Connecticut, Housatonic,
                       Kennebec, Merrimack, Penobscot
  Major bodies         Candlewood Lake (artificial), Lake Champlain,
   of water            Massachusetts Bay, Moosehead Lake,
                       Narragansett Bay, Boston Harbor
     Climate           In January temperatures average from 15oF in
                       Maine to 25oF in Connecticut. In July
                       temperatures average from 68oF in Maine to
                       74oF in Connecticut. Average yearly
                       precipitation is 40 inches.
   Resources,          Christmas trees, mushrooms, fishing, apples,
   Industries,         lumber and wood products, blueberries,
  and Products         chickens, transportation equipment, printing
                       and publishing, maple syrup, tourism, dairy
                       products, textiles




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                     Group Two Region Chart
The Northeast – Middle Atlantic States

       States          Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
                       Pennsylvania
     Total             44,040,000
   Population
   Major land          Allegheny Mountains, Appalachian Mountains,
     areas             Adirondack Mountains, Appalachian Plateau,
                       Atlantic Coastal Plain, Catskill Mountains,
                       Pocono Mountains
  Major rivers         Allegheny, Delaware, Hudson, Ohio
                       Monongahela, Potomac, St. Lawrence,
                       Susquehanna
  Major bodies         Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, Finger Lakes,
   of water            Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, New York Bay
     Climate           In January temperatures average from 23oF in
                       New York to 32oF in Maryland. In July
                       temperatures average from 72oF in New York to
                       77oF in Maryland. Average yearly precipitation
                       is 40 inches.
   Resources,          Chemicals, soybeans, corn, fishing, tourism,
   Industries,         electrical machinery, stone, cranberries, toys
  and Products         and sporting goods, milk, cheese, wine,
                       communications, steel, coal, mushrooms, hay,
                       metals



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                     Group Three Region Chart
The Southeast

       States          Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
                       Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South
                       Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
        Total
                       65,080,000
    Population

    Major land         Appalachian Mountains, Appalachian Plateau,
      areas            Atlantic Coastal Plain, Blue Ridge Mountains, Gulf
                       Coastal Plain, Interior Low Plateau, Ouachita
                       Mountains, Ozark Plateau, Piedmont

   Major rivers        Alabama, Altamaha, Arkansas, Chattahoochee, Flint,
                       Kentucky, Mississippi, Mobile, Ohio, Parl, Potomac,
                       Red, Roanoke, Sabine, Savannah, Tennessee

 Major bodies of       Albemarle Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Kentucky Lake
     water             (artificial), Lake Cumberland, Lake Okeechobe, Lake
                       Ouachita, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Seminole, Mobile
                       Bay, Pamlico Sound, Roanoke Rapids (artificial)

      Climate          In January temperatures average from 33oF in West
                       Virginia to 67oF in Florida. In July temperatures
                       average from 83oF in Florida and become cooler as
                       you travel north. Average yearly precipitation is 46
                       inches, but some areas get up to 100 inches.

    Resources,         Textiles, chemicals, paper products, furniture,
  Industries, and      processed foods, electrical equipment, shipbuilding,
     Products          coal, iron, oil, natural gas, lumber, fishing, cattle,
                       hogs, dairy products, cotton, soybeans, peanuts, corn,
                       rice, apples, oranges, sugar cane, tomatoes, tourism



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                     Group Four Region Chart
The Middle West – Great Lake States

       States          Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio,
                       Wisconsin
     Total             48,600,000
   Population
   Major land          Appalachian Plateau, Central Plains, Interior
     areas             Low Plateau, Superior Upland
  Major rivers         Black, Des Moines, Grand, Illinois, Maumee,
                       Menominee, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montreal,
                       Muskegon, Ohio, St. Croix, Wabash, White,
                       Wisconsin
  Major bodies         Houghton Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake
   of water            Itasca, lake Michigan, Lake of the Woods, Lake
                       Saint Clair, Lake Superior, Red Lake, Saginaw
                       Bay
     Climate           In January temperatures average from 2oF in
                       upper Minnesota to 36oF in Illinois. The climate
                       gets warmer as you travel south in this region.
                       Average yearly precipitation is 33 inches.
   Resources,          Transportation equipment, machinery, metals,
   Industries,         processed foods, meat packing, electronic
  and Products         equipment, chemicals, paper and paper
                       products, coal, iron ore, copper, oil, fishing,


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                       cattle, hogs, dairy products, corn, hay, wheat,
                       soybeans, oats, tourism



                     Group Five Region Chart
The Middle West – Plains States

       States          Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota,
                       South Dakota

     Total             13,900,000
   Population
   Major land          Central Plains, Great Plains, Interior Low Plateau,
     areas             Ozark Plateau

  Major rivers         Arkansas, Big Sioux, Des Moines, Mississippi,
                       Missouri, North Platte, Platte, Red, St. Francis,
                       Yellowstone

  Major bodies         Clear Lake, Devils Lake, Lake Francis Case
   of water            (artificial), Lake McConaughy (artificial), Lake
                       Oahe (artificial), Lake of the Ozarks (artificial),
                       Lake Sakakawea (artificial), Milford Lake
                       (artificial), Wappapello Reservoir

     Climate           In January temperatures average from 3oF in North
                       Dakota to 32oF in Kansas. In July temperatures
                       average from 69oF in North Dakota to 79oF in
                       Kansas. The average yearly precipitation in North
                       Dakota And South Dakota is 18 inches. The
                       average yearly precipitation in the rest of the
                       Plains states is 34 inches.

   Resources,          Transportation equipment, chemicals, book


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   Industries,         publishing, machinery, meat packing, food
  and Products         processing, metals, oil, coal, gold, cattle, pigs,
                       sheep, dairy products, wheat, corn, soybeans, oats,
                       tourism


                      Group Six Region Chart
The Southwest

       States          Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
     Total             29,100,000
   Population
   Major land          Basin and Range Region, Central Plains,
     areas             Colorado Plateau, Great Plains, Gulf Coastal
                       Plain, Ouachita mountains, Ozark Plateau,
                       Rocky Mountains
  Major rivers         Arkansas, Brazos, Canadian, Colorado, Gila,
                       Pecos, Red, Rio Grande, Sabine
  Major bodies         Elephant Butte Reservoir, Galveston Bay, Lake
   of water            Mead (artificial), Lake Powell (artificial), Lake
                       Texoma (artificial), San Carlos Lake (artificial),
                       Theodore Roosevelt Lake (artificial)
     Climate           In January temperatures average from 35oF in
                       northern New Mexico to 60oF in southern
                       Texas. In July temperatures average from 74oF
                       in New Mexico to 85oF in southern Texas. The
                       average yearly precipitation varies from 7
                       inches in Phoenix, Arizona, to 48 inches in
                       Houston, Texas.



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   Resources,          Chemicals, processed foods, machinery,
   Industries,         electronic equipment, metals, oil, coal, natural
  and Products         gas, copper, uranium, fishing, cattle, sheep,
                       dairy products, cotton, wheat, hay, rice, carrots,
                       onions, spinach, melons, tourism


                     Group Seven Region Chart
The West – Pacific States

       States          Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

      Total            42,920,000
    Population

   Major land          Alaska Range, Arctic Plains, Basin and Range
     areas             Region, Brooks Range, Cascade Range, Central
                       Lowlands and Uplands, Central Valley, Coast
                       Ranges, Columbia Plateau, Imperial Valley, Rocky
                       Mountains, Sierra Nevada

   Major rivers        Columbia, Kuskokwim, Sacramento, San Joaquin,
                       Willamette, Yukon

  Major bodies         Crater Lake, Lake Tahoe, Monterey Bay, Pearl
   of water            Harbor, Puget Sound, Salton Sea, San Francisco
                       Bay, Shasta Lake

      Climate          In January temperatures average from 25oF in
                       Washington to 55oF in California. In July
                       temperatures average from 70oF in Washington to
                       73oF in California. The average yearly
                       precipitation ranges from 10 inches in California to
                       as much as 135 inches in Washington. In Alaska,
                       temperatures are considerably colder.



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   Resources,    Paper products, jet airplanes, film production, oil,
 Industries, and fishing, cattle, dairy products, hay, wheat,
    Products     vegetables, cherries, apples, berries, pineapples,
                 sugarcane, tourism




                     Group Eight Region Chart
The West – Mountain States

       States          Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah,
                       Wyoming
     Total             10,200,000
   Population
   Major land          Basin and Range Region, Colorado Plateau,
     areas             Columbia Plateau, Great Plains, Rocky
                       Mountains, Wyoming Basin
  Major rivers         Arkansas, Bighorn, Colorado, Columbia,
                       Green, Missouri, North Platte, Powder, Salmon,
                       Snake, South Platte, Yellowstone.
  Major bodies         Coeur d’Alene Lake, Flaming Gorge Reservoir,
   of water            Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake (artificial), Great
                       Salt Lake, Lake Mead (artificial), Lake Powell
                       (artificial), Lake Tahoe, Yellowstone Lake




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     Climate           In January temperatures average from 10oF in
                       northern mountain areas to 43oF in Nevada. In
                       July temperatures average from 60oF in
                       northern Montana to 86oF in Nevada. The
                       average yearly precipitation ranges from 7
                       inches in Nevada to 50 inches in the northern
                       Rockies.
   Resources,          Processed foods, lumber and wood products,
   Industries,         lead, zinc, copper, silver, gold, coal, oil, natural
  and Products         gas, cattle, sheep, dairy products, hay, wheat,
                       corn, barley, sugar beets, potatoes, tourism




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                                Group Evaluation Chart
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  presentation?
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       Different Ways to Divide the U.S. into Regions
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                                                               EPA Map




                                                Digital Petroleum Atlas Map




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       Different Ways to Divide the U.S. into Regions
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