Geography Bell Work What is the study of geography? What are the two branches of geography? What are the 5 themes used to study geography?
United States Facts: Most wealthy and powerful country in the World 12,373 miles of coastline 4.09 million miles of roads Population: 273,639,608 Area: 3,717,796 Longest River: Mississippi River System 3,710 Highest Mountain: Mt. McKinley 20,320 ft.
United States Facts cont. Major Cities: Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Boston, Miami Major Religions: Christian, Jewish, Islam Major Languages: English, Spanish Official Currency: U.S. Dollar Work Force: 136.3 Million # of Daily Newspapers: 1,500 # of Television Sets: 215 Million
United States Vocabulary Continent Equator Latitude Longitude Prime Meridian Industry Plain Desert
United States What borders the U.S. to the North? What borders the U.S. to the South? What oceans border the U.S.? What is the Nations capitol?
United States What are the four regions in the U.S.? Why do you think most of the states in the West are large and most in the Northeast are small? Which direction on the map are at the top? What do the two insets on the map show?
United States • What is the Northeast Region? • Large populated cities • 9 states • First region to build industries and home to many large businesses
United States What is the Southern region? Contains 16 states Broad costal plains border the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico Important ports: New Orleans and Miami
United States What is the Midwest Region? Borders all three other regions Contains 12 states Rich soil assists in the nickname ”America’s Breadbasket” Large cities include: Chicago Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, Detroit, St. Louis
United States What is the Western Region? Largest of the four regions 13 states (Alaska the largest state) Include the Rocky Mountains and the Deserts California, Oregon, Washington costal states Some areas very sparse in population