Region - Northeast

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Region - Northeast

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  1. State Flag of Pennsylvania

    Slide 1 - State Flag of Pennsylvania

  2. State Flag of Pennsylvania

    Slide 2 - State Flag of Pennsylvania

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

    Slide 3 - Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Northeastern region of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Northeastern 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
  4. P

    Slide 4 - P

    • 5 Regions of the U.S.
    • Maine
    • Vermont
    • New Hampshire
    • Massachusetts
    • Rhode Island
    • Connecticut
    • New York
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
    • Delaware
    • Maryland
  5. The Northern Appalachian mountains run through most of the northeastern states, leaving little farmland, except in valley areas.

    Slide 5 - The Northern Appalachian mountains run through most of the northeastern states, leaving little farmland, except in valley areas.

    • Deep bays exist, allowing for port towns.
    • Jagged, rocky coastlines exist in northern areas.
    • Physical Geography
  6. Physical Geography

    Slide 6 - Physical Geography

    • Northern Appalachian mountains
    • Atlantic Ocean
  7. No Dry Season - this area receives precipitation throughout the year.

    Slide 7 - No Dry Season - this area receives precipitation throughout the year.

    • Cold, snowy winters and hot summers.
    • Moderate growing season that decreases as you go north.
    • Vegetation consists of mixed forests with deciduous and coniferous trees.
    • Climate and Vegetation
  8. The Northeast has the longest history of European settlement

    Slide 8 - The Northeast has the longest history of European settlement

    • Historically, the Northeast has been the “gateway” to immigrants.
    • Established itself as the financial and manufacturing hub early in the industrial revolution
    • Historical Geography
  9. Population is concentrated between Boston and Washington D.C.

    Slide 9 - Population is concentrated between Boston and Washington D.C.

    • Includes the cities of Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C. Also Pittsburgh and Buffalo.
    • This is the most densely populated region in the United States.
    • Population Geography
  10. Land Use

    Slide 10 - Land Use

    • Dairy Farming (think Vermont…)
    • Farming
    • Timber
    • Maritime Activity
    • Some Mining
    • Note: As you go north, the growing season shortens, which limits farming.
  11. The Northeast

    Slide 11 - The Northeast

    • The Northeast can be subdivided into two smaller regions:
    • New England: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
    • Mid-Atlantic States: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia
  12. The New England states have a long history of maritime industry, although forestry exists inland with a little farming.

    Slide 12 - The New England states have a long history of maritime industry, although forestry exists inland with a little farming.

    • The Mid-Atlantic states dominate the financial sector of the U.S. in advertising and manufacturing.
    • This region is the home to most major corporations in the United States.
    • Economic Geography
  13. New England is home to some of the most elite Universities in the world: Harvard, Yale, MIT, Boston College, Brown, and Dartmouth (just to name a few).

    Slide 13 - New England is home to some of the most elite Universities in the world: Harvard, Yale, MIT, Boston College, Brown, and Dartmouth (just to name a few).

    • One of the best resources New England has is its educated population.
    • New England Legacy
  14. South of New England, the Mid-Atlantic states enjoy warmer weather and a longer growing season.

    Slide 14 - South of New England, the Mid-Atlantic states enjoy warmer weather and a longer growing season.

    • The economy has more farming activity and has less maritime activity, although major shipping waterways are present.
    • Major cities are located on these waterways
    • New York City is on the Hudson River, Philadelphia is on the Delaware River, and Baltimore is located on the Chesapeake Bay.
    • Washington D.C is the political Center of the U.S.
    • Northeast Geography: The Mid-Atlantic
  15. Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Northeastern region of the United States?

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

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Northeastern 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. Quick Check

    Slide 16 - Quick Check

    • The northeast has no dry season, which means
    • it receives precipitation all year.
    • it never rains.
    • it is never sunny.
  17. Quick Check

    Slide 17 - Quick Check

    • The northeast has no dry season, which means
    • it receives precipitation all year.
    • it never rains.
    • it is never sunny.
  18. Quick Check

    Slide 18 - Quick Check

    • New England is famous for its
    • Rocky coast
    • Elite universities
    • Dairy Farms
  19. Quick Check

    Slide 19 - Quick Check

    • New England is famous for its
    • Rocky coast
    • Elite universities
    • Dairy Farms
  20. Next Lesson Preview

    Slide 20 - Next Lesson Preview

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