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  1. North America

  2. Canadian Shield The wide area of Precambrian rock extending west from the Labrador coast to the basin of the Mackenzie and north from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay and the Arctic: rich in minerals.

  3. Canadian Shield Laurentian Highlands also Canadian Shield. A plateau region of eastern Canada extending from the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River northward to the Arctic Ocean. titanium, uranium, copper, iron, nickel, gold, zinc, silver, platinum and diamonds The further north Estephany Garcia went, the rockier the ground became.

  4. Continental Divide a massive area of high ground in the interior of a continent, from either side of which a continent's river systems flow in different directions

  5. Continental Divide The dividing line of a continent. You know water on that side flows that way and on this side it flows this way. LaneeTriese could not decide if she should go east or west.

  6. A territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire. Provinces We call them states. Silly Canadians!

  7. from medieval Latin Pedemontium or Pedemontis, i. e. "ad pedemmontium" Piedmont An area of land formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range O wait! It was supposed to be easier…meaning "at the foot of the mountains"

  8. Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States, commonly defined as the contiguous watershed region, roughly between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, that has no natural outlet to the sea. A desert region of the western United States

  9. Columbian Exchange the enormous widespread exchange of agricultural goods and communicable diseases between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres that occurred after 1492. The Americas gave Europe new foods, Europeans gave us diseases.

  10. Columbian Exchange