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SS Chap2 Brandon

Chap.2 Wisconsin: A Place with a Past

The study of the earth, including its people, resources, climate, and physical features Geography
What is the Ice Age Trail? A trail system along the southern edge of the last glacier in the state. The glacier shaped the landscape.
A map feature that shows the basic or cardinal directions (North, South, East, West) Compass Rose
Natural features like rivers, lakes, or moutains that seperate counties, states, or countries Physical Boundaries
Boundaries that governments create to seperate counties, states, or countries Political Boundaries
A defined area of a place (state or country), that has common features, such as a similar landscape Region
An area of land that has boundaries and a government that are shared by all the people living there, a nation Country
The seven large landmasses of the Earth Continents
Globe is divided into 4 ___________. Hemispheres
Why are Wisconsin's waterways so important? waterways were used to move goods. Waterways also provide habitats for fish, insects, and plants.
What are the five physical regions of Wisconsin? 1) Lake Superior Lowland 2) Northern Highland 3) Central Plain 4) Western Upland 5) Eastern Ridges and Lowlands
What is the Ice Age? Period of time when glaciers covered much of the earth's surface.
What are some of the counties that surround Fond du Lac County? Green Lake, Winnebago, Sheboygan, Washington, Dodge, Calumet (p. 16)
What region of the United States is Wisconin? Midwest (pg 17)
Why is the Midwest Region different from the other regions? The Midwest is the only region that has two separate groups of states: The Plains states and the Great Lakes states. (p. 17)
Every good map will have two things on them? Compass Rose and Map Key (p.16)
Name Wisconsins physical boundaries? Wisconsin is surrounded by water. Lake Superior to the north, Lake Michigan to the East, and the Mississippi River to the west (p. 17)
Name Wisconsins political boundaries? Other states surrounding Wisconsin are: Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois (p. 17)
Name two types of maps? Flat map (road map), globe (world)
The Prime Meridian goes in what direction? An imaginary line that divides the globe into two equal halves from North and South. (p. 18)
The Equater goes in what direction? West and East. It is an imaginery line that goes around the middle of the globe, like a belt. (p. 18)
The lines on a map that go from east to west? Latitude / Parallels (p. 20)
The lines on a map that go from north to south? Longitude (p. 20)
Name of the seven continents? North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Antartica
Which Continent is Wisconsin in? North America
Name the five Great Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, Superior, and Ontario (p. 25)
The ara in Wisconsin that was NOT covered by glaciers is called what? Driftless area (p. 25)
Name the five glacial landforms Kettle, Esker, Moraine, Kame, and Drumlin (p. 27)
Name the rivers within Wisconsin's borders Wisconsin, Fox, Rock, Wolf, Mississippi, and Saint Croix (p. 28)
What is a tributary? A stream that lows into a larger waterway (p. 28)
Name the five physical regions of Wisconsin Lake Superior Lowland, Northern Highland, Central Plain, Western Upland, and Eastern Ridges and Lowlands (p. 30)
Which region is home to the Wisconsin Dells? Central Plains (p. 33)
Which region was never covered by glaciers? Western Upland (La Crosse) p. 34
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