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North America

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  1. North America

  2. Important Terms • Topography: physical features of an area • Megalopolis: very large city • Urbanization: movement into & building up of cities • Urban sprawl: rapid spread of development from an urban area outward into rural areas (usually negative)

  3. Theme 1: Location • Northwestern Hemisphere

  4. Theme 2: Place • Made up of US & Canada • Climate: Almost all the climates! • Vegetation: Almost all the veggie zones! • Population: • Canadasmall pop of French & British descent living in Southern Canada • US: World’s 3rd most populous country, diverse pop • Important Landforms: Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Plains, Mississippi River, Hudson Bay Hudson Bay Rocky Mountains Great Plains Appalachian Mountains MississippiRiver

  5. Theme 3: Human/Environment Interaction • Urban Sprawl • Global warming • Consumption of fossil fuels • Carbon dioxide • Deforestation • Pollution • Air, water, garbage

  6. Theme 4: Movement • Canada • Goods: Forestry • Services: Hydroelectric Power • US • Goods: Food, Oil • Services: Technology • Ideas: Strong Work Ethic, Educated Work Force

  7. Theme 5: Region • Canada • USA: Divided into 4 Regions • Northeast • South • Midwest • West

  8. Brainstorm—3-5 minutes • You are a publicist for your Region. It is your job to create a poster advertisement to get people to come visit your part of the country. • In your Notebooks: • Brainstorm ideas for what your poster might look like & SKETCH it out • You might include reasons to visit your Region, drawings, creative tagline, important landforms or landmarks, etc.

  9. Assignment—1 Class Period • Get in Groups according to your Reading from yesterday • As a group, create an Ad that will make people want to visit your Region. Your Poster Must Include: • Your States • Important Physical Characteristics • Important Natural Resources • Important Economic Activities • Reasons to visit your Region • A creative tag line • One or more drawings • After completing the posters, we will discuss them as a class

  10. Northeast • Physical: • Forests & Coastal lines • Natural Resources: • Coal & Water • Economic Activity: • Factories & Industry • Important Landforms & Landmarks: • Niagara Falls • Boston, Philadelphia, New York • Appalachian Mountains

  11. South • Physical: • Subtropical Climate & Mixed Forests • Natural Resources: • Rich soil • Economic Activity: • Agriculture & Livestock • Important Landforms: & Landmarks: • Mississippi River, Bayous, Everglades

  12. Midwest • Physical: • Flat • Natural Resources: • Fertile Soil • Economic Activity: • Farming & Transportation • Important Landforms: & Landmarks: • Mississippi River, Great Plains, & Great Lakes

  13. West • Physical: • Mountains, canyons, WATER • Natural Resources: • Minerals, natural gas, oil • Economic Activity: • Mining, drilling, forestry, & fishing

  14. What is the estimated population of North America? • 500,000 • 5,000,000 • 50,000,000 • 500,000,000

  15. What is the highest point? • Sierra Madre • Mt. McKinley, Alaska • Death Valley, CA • Bataquest, Mexico

  16. What body of water changes the weather on the west coast? • Hudson Bay • Atlantic Ocean • Pacific Ocean • Gulf of Mexico

  17. What is the name of the native Americans that make up some of Canada’s population? • Inuit • Navajo • Comanche • Miami

  18. What is one of the major challenges regarding land use? • Population control • Growing resources • Pollution control • tourism

  19. Northeast • Megalopolis • Atlas page 77

  20. South • Largest cities (pg. 79) • The Problem with New Orleans • Pg 78

  21. Midwest • Farms and . . . • more farms! • Great Lakes One of these things is not like the other

  22. WEST • Coastal density

  23. Urban Sprawl • Rapid and often poorly planned growth of cities

  24. Urban Sprawl • Which of the 5 themes does this fit into? • Human Environment Interaction • What are the arguments against this? • Poorly planned • Bad for EnvironmentTaking up open lands that are habitats for wildlife