Midwest Region Mrs. Barrow’s 5th Grade SS Ohio O Capital: O Columbus O Major Cities: O Cincinnati O Cleveland Major Physical Features: Ohio River Central Plains Michigan O Capital: O Lansing O Major Physical Features: O Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie O Michigan consists of two PENINSULAS Indiana O Capital: O Indianapolis O Major city: O Gary O Major Physical Features: O Ohio River, Central Plains O Capital: Illinois O Springfield O Major Physical features: O Mississippi River, Ohio River, Ozark Plateau, Central Plains Wisconsin O Capital: O Madison O Major Cities: O Milwaukee O Green Bay O Major Physical Features: O Lake Superior, O Mississippi River Minnesota O Capital: O St. Paul O Major Physical Features: O Mississippi River O Lake Superior O Touches Canada Iowa O Capital: O Des Moines O Major Physical Features: O Central Plains O Mississippi River Missouri O Capital: O Jefferson City O Major Physical Features: O Mississippi River O Missouri River O Ozark Plateau O Central Plains North Dakota O Capital: O Bismarck O Major Physical Features: O Missouri River O Great Plains O Touches Canada South Dakota O Capital: O Pierre O Major Physical Features: O Missouri River O Great Plains O Black Hills O Badlands O Mt. Rushmore Badlands Black Hills Mount Rushmore Nebraska O Capital: O Lincoln O Major Physical Features: O Missouri River O Great Plains Kansas O Capital: O Topeka O Major City: O Wichita Physical Features O Many rivers and lakes are found in the Central Plains O The Central Plains receive more precipitation than the Great Plains. O More moisture means higher grasses, larger trees, and more crops. O Less Moisture means shorter grasses, smaller trees, and fewer crops. Natural Resources & Economy O Midwest region is called the “breadbasket” of the U.S. O Farms & agriculture products are the major primary industries that come from the soil. O Much of the food we eat comes from the Midwest. O Irrigation: to supply dry land with water by means of ditches, pipes, or streams. Irrigation Natural Resources & Economy O Belt: part of the region where a crop is grown. O Corn Belt O Wheat Belt O Dairy Belt O Wisconsin is the leading dairy state Natural Resources & Economy O Besides wheat and corn, this region produces much hay, oats, rye, and soybeans. O Manufacturing industries are a major part of Midwest economy O Midwest has a well developed transportation system Natural Resources & Economy O Manufacturing Belt O Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee O Detroit is known as “Motor City” O Toledo, Ohio makes glass for vehicles. O Akron, Ohio is known for its tires. O St. Louis, Kansas, and Omaha are major meat packing centers. O Flour is ground from corn and wheat grains. Natural Resources & Economy O Minnesota is a leading producer of iron ore. O Coal is found in Ohio. O South Dakota is the leading producer of gold in our country. O Missouri is the number one producer of lead in the U.S.