Region - west

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Region - west

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  1. Which is the West?

    Slide 1 - Which is the West?

  2. Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Western region of the United States?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Western region of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Western states unique.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.A-E - Explain the human characteristics of a place including their population, culture, settlement, economy and political features.
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. P

    Slide 3 - P

    • 5 Regions of the U.S.
    • Alaska
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Montana
    • Nevada
    • Oregon
    • Utah
    • Washington
    • Wyoming
  4. Land Use

    Slide 4 - Land Use

    • As the largest region, the West covers half the land area of the United States.
    • It has a vast climate which includes the Pacific coast, northwest, Rocky Mountains, great plains, and desert.
  5. Slide 5

    • California!
  6. Climate

    Slide 6 - Climate

    • West region includes land from Alaska to Southern California which boarders Mexico.
    • And don’t forget Hawaii!
  7. Climate

    Slide 7 - Climate

    • Hot, dry climate in sections of the western region causes drought and wild fires.
  8. Historic Significance

    Slide 8 - Historic Significance

    • California Gold Rush - 1848
    • Western migration across the U.S.
    • It was not an easy trip!
  9. Traveling West

    Slide 9 - Traveling West

  10. Economy - Tourism

    Slide 10 - Economy - Tourism

  11. National Parks

    Slide 11 - National Parks

    • Economy - Tourism
  12. Rich soil good for cash crops - corn

    Slide 12 - Rich soil good for cash crops - corn

    • Cattle ranches
    • Natural resources – oil, solar, wind
    • Economy
  13. Slide 13

    • What made the trip from east to west for the Gold Rush difficult?
    • Pacific Ocean
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Great Lakes
    • Quick Check
  14. Slide 14

    • What made the trip from east to west for the Gold Rush difficult?
    • Pacific Ocean
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Great Lakes
    • Quick Check
  15. Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Western region of the United States?

    Slide 15 - Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Western region of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Western states unique.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.A-E - Explain the human characteristics of a place including their population, culture, settlement, economy and political features.
    • Review Objectives
  16. Slide 16

    • Review the States