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Geography - 5th

Map Skills - 5th Grade 09/27/13

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In what 2 hemispheres is North America located? Northern and Western Hemispheres
What are the 3 countries in North America? Canada, USA, and Mexica
How is the United States divided? 50 states - Virginia is one of them
How is Canada divided? 10 provinces, and 3 territories
Name some of the water features of North America. 5 Oceans, Gulf of Mexica, Bering Strait, Hudson Bay, Great Lakes, Rivers
Name 8 regions of the USA Coastal Plain, Appalachian Mtns., Canadian Shield, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, Rocky Mtns., Basin and Ridge, Coastal Range
What is a large area of flat or gently sloping land beside the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico? Coastal Plain
What is broad lowland that provides many great harbors? Coastal Plain
What are low, rounded hills with rivers and forests stretching from Alabama to Canada? Appalachian Mountains
What is the oldest mountain range in North America? Appalachian Mountains
What has the Green Mountains, Alleghenies, Catskills, Blue Ridge, and Great Smokies Appalachian Mountains
What has rolling flat plains of fertile soil? Interior Lowlands
What is located west of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Great Plains? Interior Lowlands
What is flat land with fertile soil that's located west of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Great Plains? Interior Lowlands
What has flat land with fertile soil but is higher in elevation than the Interior Lowlands? Great Plains
The Mississippi River runs through this .... Great Plains
This region is wrapped around the Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape. Canadian Shield
This region has hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers. Canadian Shield
This region has some of the oldest rock formations of North America. Canadian Shield
What has the longest range in the United States and stretches from Alaska to New Mexico? Rocky Mountains
What has peaks as high as 14,000 feet? Rocky Mountains
What was carved from the rushing waters of the Colorado River and can be found in the Rocky Mountains? Grand Canyon
Where can you find the Continental Divide? Rocky Mountains
Where can you find rugged mountains with forests that border the Pacific Ocean from California to Canada? Coastal Range
What region has basins, plateaus, and a desert? Great Basin and Ridge
Name the 2 mountain ranges in the United States. Rocky and Appalachian
What mountain range is located on the eastern part of the United States? Appalachian Mountains
What mountain range is located on the western region of the United States? Rocky Mountains
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