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Describe the climate, major physical features, and major national resources in each region.


Map_of_USA_MA.svg.pngClick here for a link to a wiki by Okalossa Schools, Fort Walton Beach, Florida that presents information on climate, geographical features, people, and economy of each region.

map_icon.jpegUnited States Drought Monitor from the National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska.

external image Beautiful_red_apple.jpgMAJOR BIOMES OF NORTH AMERICA
lessonplan.jpgClick here for "Make your own USA", a map that allows students to make a map, testing their knowledge of the USA and its features.

lesson_plan_icon.jpgClick here for a lesson plan on climate vs. weather.


Climate Map of the United States

Land Use Map of the United States

Mineral Use/Energy Map of the United States

Landform Map of the United States

Vegetation Map of the United States

New England

New England region of the United States
New England region of the United States

Middle Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States.  Map on Wikimedia Commons by Roke Grayshi
Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. Map on Wikimedia Commons by Roke Grayshi

Atlantic Coast/Appalachian

The Appalachian region extends around the Appalachian Mountain range.
external image OrteliusWorldMap.jpegDiscover Appalachia, an interactive map, hosted by National Geographic, shows some of the natural, historical, and cultural points of interest throughout the region.

Southeast/Gulf

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South Central

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Great Lakes

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Great Plains

Map of the Great Plains (shaded in green). The 100th meridian west is marked in red.
Map of the Great Plains (shaded in green). The 100th meridian west is marked in red.

Southwest Desert

Springtime photo of the Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness, California.
Springtime photo of the Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness, California.

Pacific States

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Alaska

State of Alaska (Russia to the left; Canada to the right)
State of Alaska (Russia to the left; Canada to the right)

Hawaii

Located in the central Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is a chain of islands created by volcanic activity from a hot spot under the slowly shifting tectonic plate.
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Red Hot Hawaii article from National Geographic has more information about Hawaii's volcanic landscape. Students will enjoy the photographs of active volcanoes.

Puerto Rico

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Multimedia.pngClick here for an interactive map that shows information about each of the regions in the US.

Multimedia.pngClick here for an interactive map that allows you to view the US by landform region. Also has questions to go along with the map.