North America Geography and Physical Features

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North America

Geography and Physical Features

© 2014 Tara Fountain

Mapping Activity

There are 8 different types of land use on this map.

They are located near bodies of water or oceans because it makes transportation of raw materials and goods easier.

FAST FACTS

The United States is the

3rd

world.

largest country in the

The United States also includes

Alaska

and Hawaii.

LANDFORMS

Rocky

Mountain s

The Rocky

Mountains are the largest mountain system in North America.

LANDFORMS

Continental

Divide

An “imaginary” line that separates the flow of rivers to the oceans.

It runs from northwestern

Canada, along the crest of the

Rocky Mountains and continues down into Mexico.

Every continent has a continental divide expect for Antarctica

LANDFORMS

Appalachian

Mountains

Second largest mountain range in

North America

The Mountains become the Laurentian

Highlands in Canada.

LANDFORMS

Great

Plains

Huge plain area

that lies between

the Rocky

Mountains and west of the

Mississippi River

FEATURES OF THE UNITED STATES

LANDFORMS

FEATURES OF THE UNITED STATES

Where is the hottest place

In North

America?

DEATH

VALLEY!!!

DEATH

VALLEY

FEATURES OF Canada

Bodies of Water

Great Lakes

Great Lakes give us the largest supply of fresh water on earth!

Lake Michigan is the only one that lies entirely in the United

States

The other four are part of the border between the United

Sates and Canada

Superior

Erie

Bodies of Water

Rivers in Canada

CANADA HAS 2

MAJOR RIVERS

Canada’s longest river is the Mackenzie.

It forms in the Rockies and flows North into the Arctic Ocean you think the St.

Lawrence River is called the Mother of Canada

Rivers in the United States

USA HAS MANY

IMPORTANT

RIVERS

The Mississippi River is largest river in the US.

It begins in Minnesota and flows thru the Central Plains into the Gulf of Mexico.

Two other major rivers in the US are:

Ohio River

Missouri River

Bodies of Water

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