Vocabulary and NTD on Quizlet
Here is what you know so far – do you remember?
- official name of the country
- form of state
- capital city
- major mountains, major rivers
- some examples for natural resources and industries (e.g.: oil, cattle, orchards, forestry)
There are… in the USA:
- five great regions,
- several sub-regions,
- mountain ranges,
- lakes and rivers,
- plain (prairie) areas,
- and islands
The 5 regions are the Northeast, the Southeast, the Central (Midwest), the Southwest, the West.
Subregions: Mid-Atlantic (on the east coast); Central Plains; Great Lakes territory; New England; Pacific Northwest; Rocky Mountains region
RIVERS – Play this game for revision and practice
- more than 250,000 rivers (about 5,6 million km in total)
- the longest: the Missouri (+ the Mississippi)
- the longest undammed: the Yellowstone
- Rivers are important for:
- drinking water-supply; irrigation; transportation; electrical power; drainage; recreation
LAKES – Play this game for revision and practice
- The Great Lakes:
- Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior.
- The 5 likes combined make up the largest collection of freshwater lakes if the world.
- only Lake Michigan is located entirely in the USA, the other four are located along the border btw Canada and the USA.
- Great Salt Lake
- located in Utah; its water is even more salty than the ocean (no fish live in it, only shrimps and algae)
- Crater Lake
- the deepest in the USA,
- a caldera lake (formed from the collapsed land at the center of a volcano)
- Lake Okeechobee
- second largest US freshwater lake located in south Florida, a very shallow lake
MOUNTAIN RANGES – Play this game for revision and practice
- Rocky Mountains
- Appalachian Mountains
- Mt Mitchell (2037 m)
- pine, spruce, birch, maple trees;
- squirrels, cottontail rabbits, white-tailed deer, wolves, beavers, black bears, red-tailed hawks…
- Sierra Nevada
- Cascade Range
Final game for this topic.