U.S. and Canada: Landforms, Climate, and Vegetation. Chapter 5 – Sections 1 & 2 TEKS: 3B, 4A, 4B, 6A, 8C, 9A, 21A, 21C, 21D, 22B, 22C, 22D. U.S. and Canada – Vast Lands. Total area of any country: Russia Canada United States China Brazil
Chapter 5 – Sections 1 & 2
TEKS: 3B, 4A, 4B, 6A, 8C, 9A, 21A, 21C, 21D, 22B, 22C, 22D
Total area of any country:
Together, they fill 1/8 of the land surface on the earth.
Mostly treeless area
4,000 feet above sea level
Runs from southern Texas up through southern Canada.
Rocky, but mainly flat region
Lies far north in Canada
Covers about 18 million square miles
Encircles Hudson Bay
Western mountain chain
Extend 3,000 miles from Alaska to New Mexico
Line of highest points makes up Continental Divide
80 million years old
Frigid winter temperatures are common.
Winters - long and bitterly cold
Summers - brief and chilly
Treeless plains in tundra, evergreens in subarctic.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (CAN)
Barrow, Alaska (USA)
Highland climate and vegetation
The mtns. influence temp. and precip.
Western Mtns. trap Pacific moisture.
Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)
Des Moines, Iowa (USA)
The north-central and NE United States and southern Canada.
Winters are cold and summers are warm.
Very productive agriculture area.
San Francisco, California (USA)
Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)
Everglades – A huge swampland that covers about 4,000 sq. miles.