Warm Up 1. Todd goes to the White House and meets the president. He then writes about his day in his diary. Is his diary a primary source or a secondary source? Why? 2. Vanessa hears a friend talking about eating mashed potatoes at lunch. Vanessa then tell another friend about the conversation that she heard. Is Vanessa a primary source or a secondary source? Why? Regions of TEXAS!!! Day 1
Do-First: Gallery Sit! Directions: You will have 30/45 seconds to look at the pictures on the PPT. You will then answer each question that matches the number on each slide. 1. Guadalupe Peak (right) in the Guadalupe
Mountains, western Texas, U.S. The Rio Grande flowing through the desert at the foot of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, Texas. 2. Plateau Texas longhorn cattle graze on the High
Plains north of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. Escarpmentdeep slope Caprock 3 . The Grand Prairie is an area of rolling hills with shallow rocky soil. 4 .
South Padre Island, part of the long breakwater in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast, has become a tourist resort attracting many year-round inhabitants. 5 . 6 .
Characteristics include landforms, elevation, climate, vegetation and natural resources. Basically anything in a region that comes from nature. Landform Features of the Earths surface such as mountains and rivers. Climate Weather over a long period of time.
Irrigation Supplying water for crops/a region from a different place. Vocabulary PreviewPart 2 Vegetation Plant life Geography The study of the features of the earths surface including
landscape, climate, soil, vegetation and man's response to them (environment). Natural Resources Something found in nature and is valuable to humans. Human Characteristic (represents) These traits come from ideas and actions of humans that result in change to the environment, such as buildings roads, clothing and food habits.
Culture The characteristic features of everyday life shared by people in a particular place or time. Region A broad (wide-range) geographic area that shares common characteristics. Population Distribution
How or where people have spread out over an area. Regions of Texas The BIG ideas about the regions of Texas are: There are ________ regions in Texas. _____________ ___ Region
CFU: What do you think vocab words like: Climate, Culture and Landforms have to do _____________ __ Region Mountains and Basins Region Physical Characteristics Landforms: mountains, canyons, desert, plateaus, basins, rivers (Rio Grande)
Elevation: highest in Texas (states highest mountain peaks are in this region) Climate: extreme hot and cold; dry Vegetation: desert grass, cacti, some trees Natural Resources: sulfur, do silver CFU: Which natural oil, resource
you think is used the most in this Region? Why? Would you move to this region Mountains and Basins Region Human Characteristics Economics: farming, ranching, tourism, military bases, trade Culture: Guadalupe Peak, small populations & small towns Population Distribution: Very sparsely populated
Cities: El Paso- largest urban center on the border CFU: Why do you think the Mountains and Basins Region have small populations and small towns? Think, Pair, Share Why do you think cities form along the Rio Grande? I think cities form along the Rio Grande because: _____________________________________________ ______. Warm Up
1. Name 2 physical characteristics of the Mountains and Basins region. 2. Name 2 human characteristics of the Mountains and Basins region. 3. What is the difference between a human characteristic and a physical characteristic? Regions of Texas Day 2 Do-First: KWL Chart
Have outs for next 2 days: Regions of Texas Chart Regions of Texas Map Directions: Looking at the pictures below, complete the KWL chart on your GNs with what you THINK you already know (K) about the region and what you WANT to know (W) about the region. I need to see at least 2 ideas in each section. ONLY complete the K and W section. Regions of Texas Gre
at Plai ns The BIG ideas about the regions of Texas are: There are ____4____ regions in Texas. Mountains and Basins Region
CFU: What information can you gather from the region name: Great Plains? _____________ __ Region Great Plains Region Physical Characteristics Landforms: caprock, high plains, escarpments, canyons, prairie, plateaus (Edwards Plateau), hills, streams, valleys,
Enchanted Rock Elevation: higher than the North Central Plains Climate: semi-dry Vegetation: thin soil, grassland, trees Natural Resources: oil, natural gas CFU: Why are the Great Plains more suitable for raising livestock than for farming? Great Plains Region Human Characteristics Economics: ranching, farming, oil industry, meat
processing & distribution, tourism, trade, hunting Culture: Hill Country, University of Texas, most people are farmers or ranchers Population Distribution: Sparse, very rural Cities: Austin, San Angelo, Lubbock, Amarillo CFU: Based on this information, why do people choose to live in the Great Plains Region? Great Plains Region- Subregions High Plains Edwards Plateau
Llano Basin Exit Ticket Why are the Great Plains more suitable for raising livestock than for farming? Regions of Texas Do-First: Take a Trip! Directions: 1. Take one minute to analyze the pictures. 2. Answer the following question: Pretend you are going on a trip to
the location in the pictures and you can only bring five items with you, what five items would you bring? Write down your 5 items in the box provided. 3. Pick a partner located at your table. For two minutes, discuss each item you would bring and why. Regions of Texasrth No tral n s e C ain
Pl The BIG ideas about the regions of Texas are: There are ____4____ regions in Texas. Mountains and Basins Region CFU: What major cities are located in the
North Central Plains? Great Plains Region North Central Plains Physical Characteristics Landforms: prairie, plains, hills, valleys, rivers, Elevation: higher than Coastal Plains Climate: semi-wet and mild Vegetation: shrubs, small trees, grasslands Natural Resources: oil, natural gas
North Central Plains Human Characteristics Economics: farming, railroads, manufacturing, ranching, meat & dairy processing Population Distribution: Population centered in Dallas- Fort Worth (Metroplex) Cities: Fort Worth, Abilene, Wichita Falls CFU: How does living in the NCP, affect how you live on a daily basis? NCP Subregions GRAND PRAIRIE flat and rolling
hills, grasslands; suited for livestock CROSS TIMBERS sandy soil; good for farming a variety of crops ROLLING PLAINS grasslands; hilly terrain; steep valley; rivers; suited for cattle and ranches NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS Advertisement
Directions: 1. Pair up with your elbow partner. 2. The two of you are advertising executives who work for the State of Texas. 3. Your job is to convince people to vacation and/or move to the North Central Plains. 4. You will have 20 minutes to create an advertisement for the North Central plains region. Use your GNs and Regions of Texas Chart and Map for information and create a catch phrase or slogan for the region. 5. Be sure to include three physical characteristics and three human
characteristics in your advertisement. Be creative. You can use words or drawings to show the characteristics you learned. CFU: Explain the directions to an elbow partnerGO! Example of a NCP Advertisement Regions of TexasDay 4 Do: First Think...Pair...Share 1. Explore: Houston v. New York
Houston , Texas in December 2008 Houston , Texas December 2008 New York City in December New York City in December Think-Pair-Share Directions: Read the following scenario and answer the questions in complete sentences.
Picture its December in Houston. You get a phone call from your cousin in New York! He wants you to come to NY for Christmas, you ask your parents and they say YES . 1. What do you pack? 2. Would you bring the same clothes you are wearing in Houston? Why? Why not? Warm Up 1. Why are the Great Plains more suitable for raising livestock than for farming? 2. Why do cities and towns tend to develop along rivers like the Rio Grande in the
Mountains and Basins region? 3. What is the capital of Texas? What region is it in? Regions of Texas The BIG ideas about the regions of Texas are: There are ____4____ regions in Texas.
Co Pl asta a in l s CFU: What major cities are located in the North Central Plains? Mountains and Basins Region Great Plains
Region Coastal Plains Physical Characteristics Landforms: lakes, rivers, hills, islands, bayous, plains, prairies Elevation: Lowest elevation in Texas, Sea Level Climate: wet and mild (MOST rain in Texas) Vegetation: forest, grasslands, brush Natural Resources: oil, timber, natural gas, lignite CFU: What makes the Gulf Coastal Plains unique?
Coastal Plains Human Characteristics Economics: timber industry, farming, oil, fishing, shipping, petrochemical industry, ranching, military bases, trading, tourism, banking industry, manufacturing Culture: Texas A&M, Rice University, University of Houston, Rodeo Population Distribution: Urban (HIGH population), people mostly live in cities Cities: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Waco, College Station CFU: Based on the Human Char. Why do you think people choose to live in the Coastal Plains?
Coastal Plains Subregions Piney Woods pine forest, farming, timber Gulf Coast Plain prairie, bayous, farming, ranching, fishing, ports, oil, petrochemicals South Texas Plains warm dry climate, year-round farming, ranches Post Oak Belt sandy soils, prairies, farming, energy resources
Blackland Prairie rich soil, large population, manufacturing Other Facts About Coastal Plains! Water Sources: Has the most rivers in TX (has the most precipitation in TX) Most populated city: HOUSTON!!!! (this region has the largest population in TX) Animals: Fish, some cattle Crops: Lumber, cotton, rice
On Monday morning we went down to the harbor, but did not find the vessels. We saw the buoys in the water, and from this knew that the ships were lost. So we followed the shore, looking for wreckage, and not finding any turned into the forest. Walking through it we saw, a fourth of a league from water, the little boat of one of the vessels on the top of trees, and ten leagues further, on the coast, were two men of my crew and certain covers of boxes. The bodies were so disfigured by striking against the rocks as to be unrecognizable. There were also found a cape and a tattered, nothing else. Sixty people and twenty horses perished on the ships. Those who went on land the day we arrived, some thirty men, were all who survived of the crews of both vessels.
Regions of Texas Letter The Regions of Texas Pretend you have just moved to one of the four regions in Texas. Write a letter to your family describing the new region you live in and WHY you chose to live there. Follow the directions below for the structure of your letter. First Paragraph- Describe at least 4 physical characteristics of the new region that made you want to live there. For example, you can include landforms, rivers, natural resources and/or the climate of the new region. (5-6 sentences) Second paragraph- Describe at least 3 human characteristics of the new region that made you want to live there. For example, you can include the population distribution, the economic resources, and/or the information about the culture of the new region. (5-6 sentences) Third Paragraph- Justify (or explain) why you did not choose to live in the other three
regions. Include at least one physical and human characteristic for each region. Dont be afraid to make your letter fun and creative. Add in personal details, friendly language and detailed descriptions. You will be given a region to work on AS A GROUP. You will need to find a way to make sure that all topics are somehow shown on your brochure. Designate certain people to do certain jobs. The following are requirements for your brochure : Illustration of Texas Illustration of your given region Climate
Major cities Way of life Plants and animals Landforms Must have other interesting info you find
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