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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 l.jpg

Eight Regions of North America

SOL USI.2b


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8 Regions of North America

  • Coastal Range

  • Basin and Range

  • Rocky Mountains

  • Great Plains

  • Interior Lowlands

  • Canadian Shield

  • Appalachian Mountains

  • Coastal Plains


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Coastal Range

  • West of the Rocky Mountains

  • Stretches from Canada to California

  • Made up of Rugged Mountains and Fertile Valleys


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Coastal Range


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Coastal Range


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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


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Basin and Range


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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


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Rocky Mountains


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Great Plains

  • West of the Interior Lowlands

  • East of the Rocky Mountains

  • Flatlands that increase in elevation slightly to the west

  • Known for grasslands


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Great

Plains


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Great Plains


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Interior Lowlands

  • West of the Appalachian Mountains

  • East of the Great Plains

  • Lowlands of rolling flatlands

  • Rivers

  • Broad valleys and

  • Grassy hills


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Interior Lowlands


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Interior Lowlands


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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


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Thousands of Lakes

These are Trees.

Canadian Shield


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Canadian Shield, rock formations


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Appalachian Mountains

  • West of the Coastal Plains

  • Range from Canada to western Alabama

  • Oldest mountains in North America

  • Old eroded mountains


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Appalachian Mountains


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Appalachian Mountains in the fall.


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Coastal Plains

  • Stretches along the Atlantic Ocean

  • Broad lowland with excellent harbors

  • Borders the Gulf of Mexico

  • Long sandy beaches


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A bay in the Coastal Plains


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Inlets, bays and capes along the Coastal Plains


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