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5 Themes. Anusha Talwalkar. Location. Where are this region’s major cities, (top three by population) Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio. land forms and resources ? Great Lakes, Mississippi River.

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5 Themes

Anusha Talwalkar


Location

  • Where are this region’s major cities, (top three by population)

  • Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio.

  • land forms and resources? Great Lakes, Mississippi River.

  • buffalo chips, corn, wheat, sorghum and soybeans.

  • Relative location to compass: east of the west region, west of northeast region, north of southwest region, south of Canada.

  • Latitude and Longitude of largest city in region: 47 degrees north, 83 degrees west.

  • *What could be some of the reasons people chose to live in this

  • region or large city?: Because there are many things to do there, and nice places to live.


Place

  • Customs, religions, ethnic groups in region: Celebrate Christmas, Easter, mostly Americans live here.

  • Identify and locate- major resources: Water, corn, wheat

  • major landforms: Great Lakes, Mississippi River.

  • Describe climate and weather patterns: Cold and snowy in winter, warm and sunny in summer.

  • *What effect does climate have on settlement patterns in the region? Not many people live here as other regions because it is cold for most of the year.


Human-Environmental Interaction

  • Detailed description of economic issues: Record job loss, recession.

  • How has climate affected the settlement of the region? Not many people live here as other regions because it is cold for most of the year.

  • *How has pollution affected the lives of the people in the region? People want to live somewhere where there isn't a lot of pollution, so many people live here.


Movement

  • Identify why people have chosen to live where they have in the region: Because there are many things to do in this region, and very nice schools in most places, and is sunny for most of the summer.

  • Are there any interesting traditions or customs present in region?: People harvest their yearly crops if they live on a farm, celebrate holidays, go to church.

  • *What might happen if one or more of the major transportation

  • routes within the region were interrupted?: Everything would go into chaos, because there would be so many people waiting to take the bus or other public transportation.


Regions

  • List and describe major tourist attractions: Willis Tower in Chicago, Mall of America, Indianapolis Speedway, Milwaukee Art Museum.

  • Any OTHER unique characteristics in region?: Many, many farms in Midwest region.

  • *What economic impact does the region have on the U.S. economy?: Supplies much of the U.S's crops and milk, other things.


Bibliography

  • "List of Midwestern cities by size - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Midwestern_cities_by_siz

  • "Midwest Region Natural Resources - Ask.com." Ask.com - What's Your Question?. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2012. <http://www.ask.com/questions-about/Midwest-Region-Natural-Resources>.

  • "Latitude & Longitude - Look Up." Baha'i Computer & Communication Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2012. <http://www.bcca.org/bahaivision/fast/latlong_us.html#ILLINOIS>.

  • "What are the main tourist attractions of the Midwest?10 points? - Yahoo! Answers." Yahoo! Answers - Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2012. <http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090511163242AAAANlG>

  • "Northeast-Midwest Institute." Northeast-Midwest Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2012. <http://www.nemw.org/>.

  • "Midwest Geography and Landforms." Parkway School District - St. Louis Co.. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2012. <http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/pierre/Sherrill/MidwestGeographyandLandforms.html>


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