Region - Southwest

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Region - Southwest

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  1. Name the Southwest States

    Slide 1 - Name the Southwest States

  2. Name the Southwest States

    Slide 2 - Name the Southwest States

  3. P

    Slide 3 - P

    • 5 Regions of the U.S.
    • Texas
    • Arizona
    • New Mexico
    • Oklahoma
  4. Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southwest region of the United States?

    Slide 4 - Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southwest region of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Southwest 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
  5. Physical Geography

    Slide 5 - Physical Geography

    • Land forms
    • Waterways
  6. Much of the land is desert.

    Slide 6 - Much of the land is desert.

    • The Rocky Mountains stretch from Canada to New Mexico.
    • The Colorado and Rio Grande rivers carve through the land.
    • Physical Geography
  7. Climate and Vegetation

    Slide 7 - Climate and Vegetation

    • It’s very hot.
    • Limited water supply
    • Most of the time it is over 67 degrees
    • Impacts animal and human population too
  8. Air Conditioning	Automobiles		Aqueducts

    Slide 8 - Air Conditioning Automobiles Aqueducts

    • Adapting to the Environment
  9. Because of the land forms, this region has a low population density but does include 4 of the top 10 most populous cities – Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; San Antonio, TX; and Dallas, TX.

    Slide 9 - Because of the land forms, this region has a low population density but does include 4 of the top 10 most populous cities – Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; San Antonio, TX; and Dallas, TX.

    • Population Geography
    • Phoenix, Arizona
    • Dallas, Texas
  10. The Southwest is a mix of diverse ethnic cultures.  It includes European American, Mexican American, and American Indian populations.

    Slide 10 - The Southwest is a mix of diverse ethnic cultures. It includes European American, Mexican American, and American Indian populations.

    • Culture
  11. Slide 11

    • A dam is a wall built across a river.
    • Reasons the dam was built:
    • It controls flooding along the Colorado river
    • It stores water
    • It makes electricity for the surrounding areas
    • Built during depression (provided jobs)
    • Hoover Dam, Arizona
  12. The Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Slide 12 - The Grand Canyon, Arizona

    • A canyon is a deep, narrow valley with deep sides.
    • The Grand Canyon has been formed over 5-6 million years by the erosion from the Colorado river and wind.
    • The canyon is a mile deep in some parts and 277 miles long!
  13. Natural Resources

    Slide 13 - Natural Resources

    • Cattle Ranches
    • Manufacturing
    • Johnson Space Center in Texas
    • Arizona Tourism
    • Economic Geography
  14. Quick Check

    Slide 14 - Quick Check

    • The diverse population in the Southwest has an impact on which of the following areas:
    • Culture
    • Temperature
    • Physical Geography
  15. Quick Check

    Slide 15 - Quick Check

    • The diverse population in the Southwest has an impact on which of the following areas:
    • Culture
    • Temperature
    • Physical Geography
  16. Quick Check

    Slide 16 - Quick Check

    • An aqueduct is used to move
    • sand to the desert.
    • water to the cities.
    • food to small towns.
  17. Quick Check

    Slide 17 - Quick Check

    • An aqueduct is used to move
    • sand to the desert.
    • water to the cities.
    • food to small towns.
  18. Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southwestern region of the United States?

    Slide 18 - Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southwestern region of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Southwestern 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
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