Published on May 28, 2008
Regional Geography of The United States : Regional Geography of The United States An Interactive Presentation Slide 2: Name That Continent 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 North America Africa South America Asia Australia Europe Antarctica The Four Oceans : The Four Oceans 1 2 3 4 Atlantic Indian Arctic Pacific Large Bodies of Water : Large Bodies of Water The location of the United States, with its Atlantic and Pacific coasts, has provided access to other areas of the world. The Atlantic Ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants. The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration route. The Gulf of Mexico provided the French and Spanish with exploration routes to Mexico and other parts of America. Bodies of water support interaction among regions, form borders, and create links to other areas. The United StatesWhere are The Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, The Mississippi River and The Great Lakes? : The United StatesWhere are The Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, The Mississippi River and The Great Lakes? Appalachian Mountains Great Lakes Rocky Mountains Mississippi River The Gulf of Mexico Name That Region : Name That Region Coastal Plain 2 Appalachian Highlands Canadian Shield 4 Interior Lowlands 5 Great Plains 6 Rocky Mountains (CONTINENTAL DIVIDE) 7 Basin And Range 8 Coastal Range North American Waterways : North American Waterways OHIO RIVER Missouri River Rio Grande River Colorado River Mississippi River Great Lakes Columbia River Historical Importance of Waterways : Historical Importance of Waterways The Ohio River was the gateway to the west. Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes. The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers were the transportation arteries for farm and industrial products. They were links to ports and other parts of the world. The Columbia River was explored by Lewis and Clark. The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish. The Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico.