Eight Regions of the United States

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Eight Regions of North America: 

Eight Regions of North America SOL USI.2b

8 Regions of North America: 

8 Regions of North America Coastal Range Basin and Range Rocky Mountains Great Plains Interior Lowlands Canadian Shield Appalachian Mountains Coastal Plains

Coastal Range: 

Coastal Range West of the Rocky Mountains Stretches from Canada to California Made up of Rugged Mountains and Fertile Valleys


Coastal Range


Coastal Range

Basin and Range: 

Basin and Range West of the Rocky Mountains East of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades Varying elevations and isolated mountain ranges Death Valley Death Valley is the lowest point in North America


Basin and Range

Rocky Mountains: 

Rocky Mountains West of the Great Plains East of the Great Basin Rugged Mountains with High Elevations Includes the Continental Divide The Continental Divide determines the directional flow of rivers


Rocky Mountains

Great Plains: 

Great Plains West of the Interior Lowlands East of the Rocky Mountains Flatlands that increase in elevation slightly to the west Known for grasslands


Great Plains


Great Plains

Interior Lowlands: 

Interior Lowlands West of the Appalachian Mountains East of the Great Plains Lowlands of rolling flatlands Rivers Broad valleys and Grassy hills


Interior Lowlands


Interior Lowlands

Canadian Shield: 

Canadian Shield Wraps around the southern portions of the Great Lakes and the Hudson Bay Hills worn by erosion Hundreds of glacier carved lakes Some of the oldest rock formations in North America


Canadian Shield These are Trees. Thousands of Lakes


Canadian Shield, rock formations

Appalachian Mountains: 

Appalachian Mountains West of the Coastal Plains Range from Canada to western Alabama Oldest mountains in North America Old eroded mountains


Appalachian Mountains


Appalachian Mountains in the fall.

Coastal Plains: 

Coastal Plains Stretches along the Atlantic Ocean Broad lowland with excellent harbors Borders the Gulf of Mexico Long sandy beaches


A bay in the Coastal Plains


Inlets, bays and capes along the Coastal Plains

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