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Midwest Region. Mrs. Barrow’s 5 th Grade SS. Ohio. Capital: Columbus Major Cities: Cincinnati Cleveland. Major Physical Features: Ohio River Central Plains. Michigan. Capital: Lansing Major Physical Features: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie

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Midwest region

Midwest Region

Mrs. Barrow’s 5th Grade SS


Ohio

  • Capital:

    • Columbus

  • Major Cities:

    • Cincinnati

    • Cleveland

Major Physical Features:

Ohio River

Central Plains


Michigan
Michigan

  • Capital:

    • Lansing

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie

    • Michigan consists of two PENINSULAS


Indiana
Indiana

  • Capital:

    • Indianapolis

  • Major city:

    • Gary

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Ohio River, Central Plains


Illinois
Illinois

  • Capital:

    • Springfield

  • Major Physical features:

    • Mississippi River, Ohio River, Ozark Plateau, Central Plains


Wisconsin
Wisconsin

  • Capital:

    • Madison

  • Major Cities:

    • Milwaukee

    • Green Bay

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Lake Superior,

    • Mississippi River


Minnesota
Minnesota

  • Capital:

    • St. Paul

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Mississippi River

    • Lake Superior

    • Touches Canada


Iowa

  • Capital:

    • Des Moines

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Central Plains

    • Mississippi River


Missouri
Missouri

  • Capital:

    • Jefferson City

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Mississippi River

    • Missouri River

    • Ozark Plateau

    • Central Plains


North dakota
North Dakota

  • Capital:

    • Bismarck

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Missouri River

    • Great Plains

    • Touches Canada


South dakota
South Dakota

  • Capital:

    • Pierre

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Missouri River

    • Great Plains

    • Black Hills

    • Badlands

    • Mt. Rushmore





Nebraska
Nebraska

  • Capital:

    • Lincoln

  • Major Physical Features:

    • Missouri River

    • Great Plains


Kansas
Kansas

  • Capital:

    • Topeka

  • Major City:

    • Wichita


Physical features
Physical Features

  • Many rivers and lakes are found in the Central Plains

  • The Central Plains receive more precipitation than the Great Plains.

  • More moisture means higher grasses, larger trees, and more crops.

  • Less Moisture means shorter grasses, smaller trees, and fewer crops.


Natural resources economy
Natural Resources & Economy

  • Midwest region is called the “breadbasket” of the U.S.

  • Farms & agriculture products are the major primary industries that come from the soil.

  • Much of the food we eat comes from the Midwest.

  • Irrigation: to supply dry land with water by means of ditches, pipes, or streams.



Natural resources economy1
Natural Resources & Economy

  • Belt: part of the region where a crop is grown.

    • Corn Belt

    • Wheat Belt

    • Dairy Belt

      • Wisconsin is the leading dairy state


Natural resources economy2
Natural Resources & Economy

  • Besides wheat and corn, this region produces much hay, oats, rye, and soybeans.

  • Manufacturing industries are a major part of Midwest economy

  • Midwest has a well developed transportation system


Natural resources economy3
Natural Resources & Economy

  • Manufacturing Belt

    • Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee

    • Detroit is known as “Motor City”

    • Toledo, Ohio makes glass for vehicles.

    • Akron, Ohio is known for its tires.

    • St. Louis, Kansas, and Omaha are major meat packing centers.

    • Flour is ground from corn and wheat grains.


Natural resources economy4
Natural Resources & Economy

  • Minnesota is a leading producer of iron ore.

  • Coal is found in Ohio.

  • South Dakota is the leading producer of gold in our country.

  • Missouri is the number one producer of lead in the U.S.


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