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Eight Regions of North America. SOL USI.2b. 8 Regions of North America. Coastal Range Basin and Range Rocky Mountains Great Plains Interior Lowlands Canadian Shield Appalachian Mountains Coastal Plains. Coastal Range. West of the Rocky Mountains Stretches from Canada to California

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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


Eight regions of north america

Coastal Range


Eight regions of north america

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


Eight regions of 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


Eight regions of north america

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


Eight regions of north america

Great

Plains


Eight regions of north america

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


Eight regions of north america

Interior Lowlands


Eight regions of north america

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


Eight regions of north america

Thousands of Lakes

These are Trees.

Canadian Shield


Eight regions of north america

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

  • Includes the Piedmont


Eight regions of north america

Appalachian Mountains


Eight regions of north america

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


Eight regions of north america

A bay in the Coastal Plains


Eight regions of north america

Inlets, bays and capes along the Coastal Plains


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