USA Geography, Part 2 – The five Regions

The Northeast

  • CLIMATE: humid continental
  • GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES:
    • Appalachian Mts
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • Great Lakes: Ontario, Erie
    • Rivers: Hudson, (St. Lawrence, Susquehanna)

 

The Southeast

  • CLIMATE: humid subtropical
  • hurricanes arrive in the fall along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts
  • GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES:
    • Appalachian Mts
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • Gulf of Mexico
    • Rivers: Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Red
    • Lake Okeechobee

 

The Midwest

  • CLIMATE: humid continental (snow in the winter in the north)
  • GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES:
    • Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron)
    • Great Plains
    • Rivers: Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Platte
    • Ozark Plateau
    • Appalachian Plateau

 

The West

  • CLIMATE: alpine in the mountains; Mediterranean in CA; desert in Nevada
  • GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES:
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Sierra Nevada
    • Mohave Desert
    • Pacific Ocean (Hawaii!)
    • Rivers: Columbia, Colorado, Snake, Arkansas, Platte, Rio Grande
    • Great Salt Lake

 

The Southwest

  • CLIMATE: Steppe; alpine; desert
  • GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES:
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Grand Canyon
    • Gulf of Mexico
    • Rivers: Colorado, Red, Rio Grande

Some maps to help you.

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