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GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS

Grade 6, CCPS, USI.2b

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Located along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain
Old, eroded mountains Appalachian Highlands
Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers Canadian Shield
Rolling flatlands with many rivers, broad river valleys, and grassy hills Interior Lowlands
Flat land that gradually increases in elevation westward; grasslands Great Plains
Rugged mountains stretching from Alaska almost to Mexico; high elevations Rocky Mountains
Located west of Rocky Mountains and east of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades • Basin and Range
Rugged mountains along the Pacific Coast that stretch from California to Canada Coastal Range
The lowest point in North America Death Valley
This is in the Rocky Mountain region and determines the directional flow of rivers Continental Divide
The Canadian Shield is wrapped around the ___________________ Bay in a horseshoe shape. Hudson
Appalachian Highlands are located west of Coastal Plain and extend from eastern _______ to western Alabama. Canada
The Coastal Plain is broad low land that has many excellent _________ for sea vessels to seek calm water. harbors
This is the name given to Europe and Asia as they are often considered the same continent by scientists. Eurasia
___________ is the second largest of the earth’s seven continents and makes up approximately 22% of the earth’s total land area. Africa
Despite its thick ice, this continent is classified as a desert because so little moisture falls from the sky. Antarctica
__________ unlike some continents is designated for political more than geographical reasons. Europe
This continent is the largest island.It is also the smallest continent in the world. Australia
This continent is the only continent that has every kind of climate. North America
This continent has the world's largest river the Amazon. South America
It is the largest continent.It covers one-third of earth’s surface. Asia
The __________ is the second biggest ocean in the world and is between the continents of America and Europe and Africa. Atlantic
The __________ is the second biggest ocean in the world and is between the continents of America and Europe and Africa. Atlantic
The _________ Ocean is the biggest ocean of the world and covers more than 30% of the Earth's surface. Pacific
The waters of the this ocean provide for the largest breeding grounds of the world for humpback whales. It is to the east of Africa. Indian
This ocean is located around the North Pole. Artic
This Ocean around the South Pole is the home of Emperor Penguins and Wandering Albatrosses. Southern
The Rocky Mountains are located west of the Great Plains and _____ of the Basin and Range east
The Great Plains are located ______ of the Interior Lowlands and east of the Rocky Mountains west
The Coastal Range is located along the Pacific Coast, stretching from California to_________ . Canada
The Continental Divide determines the directional flow of __________ . rivers
Created by: mrstompkins