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1 The Interior Lowlands A United States Region Standard USI.2b and 2cChris Taylor Newport News Public Schools

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2 Where Are the Interior Lowlands?The Interior Lowlands are located under the Canadian Shield, East of the Great Plains, West of the Appalachian Highlands and above parts of the Coastal Plain.

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3 What Do the Interior Lowlands Look Like?Broad Valleys Grassy Lowlands Rivers Great Lakes

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4 What Major Bodies of Water Are in the Interior Lowlands Region?Find out more about the Great Lakes Great Lakes

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5 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Illinois borders Lake Michigan Capital: Springfield Largest City: Chicago Major Rivers: Mississippi River Major Industry agriculture cattle manufacturing mining Find out more about Illinois

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6 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Indiana borders Lake Michigan Capital City: Indianapolis Largest City: Indianapolis Major Rivers: Ohio Major Industry: agriculture mining manufacturing steel-making Find out more about Indiana

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7 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Iowa Missouri River is West border Mississippi River is East border Capital City: Des Moines Largest City: Des Moines Major Industry: agriculture food manufacturing insurance Find out more about Iowa

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8 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Minnesota borders Canada to the North Capital: St. Paul Largest City: Minneapolis Mississippi River runs through Major Industries: farming paper pulp mining Find out more about Minnesota

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9 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Michigan borders Lake Michigan to the West, Lake Huron to the East and Lake Erie on the Southeast. The upper peninsula of Michigan is part of the Canadian Shield Region. Capital: Lansing Largest City: Detroit Major Industries: car manufacturing farming timber fishing Find out more about Michigan

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10 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Kansas border Capital City: Topeka Largest City: Wichita Major Industries: agriculture aircraft manufacturing automobile manufacturing Find out more about Kansas

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11 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Oklahoma located in the southern portion of the Interior Lowlands Region Capital City: Oklahoma City Largest City: Oklahoma City Major Industries: farming (wheat, cattle) oil natural gas Find out more about Oklahoma

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12 What States are in this Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Texas Southernmost state in this region Capital City: Austin Largest City: Houston Major Industries: Petroleum and Natural Gas Farming Steel Banking Insurance Tourism Find out more about Texas

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13 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Ohio borders Lake Erie to the North the Ohio River forms the South east border with Pennsylvania and West Virginia Capital City: Columbus Largest City: Columbus Major Industries: manufacturing Farming mining Find out more about Ohio

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14 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Wisconsin Northern state is in the Canadian Shield region Borders Lake Erie on the East Mississippi River forms the Western border of the state Capital City: Madison Largest City: Milwaukee Major Industries: dairy products and farming machinery paper manufacturing beer Find out more about Wisconsin

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15 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: North Dakota The Missouri River runs through this state. The Western half of North Dakota is in the Great Plains region. Capital City: Bismarck Largest City: Fargo Major Industries: farming and cattle mining electrical power generation Find out more about North Dakota

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16 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: South Dakota The Missouri River forms a piece of the Southern border The Western portion of South Dakota is part of the Great Plains region Capital City: Pierre Largest City: Sioux Falls Major Industries: Agriculture and Farming Food Processing Lumber and Wood Products Find out more about South Dakota

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17 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Missouri The Missouri River runs through this state and forms part of the border with Kansas The Mississippi River forms the Eastern border with Illinois Capital City: Jefferson City Largest City: Kansas City Major Industries: farming mining aircraft and auto manufacturing beer Find out more about Missouri

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18 What States Are in This Region?The Interior Lowlands include all or parts of the following state: Nebraska The Missouri River forms the Eastern border with Iowa Only the extreme Eastern portion of Nebraska is in the Interior Lowlands region. Capital City: Lincoln Largest City: Omaha Major Industries: farming grain processing meat-packing Air Force Find out more about Nebraska

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19 Multiple Sport StadiumsWhat Interesting Landmarks Are in This Region? Multiple Sport Stadiums St. Louis Arch Sears Tower O"Hare Airport Mall of America

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20 These are the "attached tasks"---choose one:Extend Your Knowledge of This Region! These are the "attached tasks"---choose one: Visit at least 5 of the links that provide more information about each state. Read the section on their major industries carefully. Pick a product that is common to most of the states in this region. Create an advertisement for this product or service. You may use technology or art supplies to create your ad. Explore the link about the Great Lakes. Consider a body of water in our area of Virginia. Create a venn diagram comparing and contrasting the 2 bodies of water. Choose one of the interesting landmarks in this region and research it. Create a brochure for this landmark.

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21 Extend Your Knowledge of This Region!Page 2 of "attached tasks" View this "commercial" for the Interior Lowlands. Create your own commercial with a partner using what you"ve learned in this presentation. Complete one or more of the Microsoft Word Templates located in your Hand Out folder.

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You will need to revisit several links in the presentation. The templates are: Economy Template Geography Template Cultural Template

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