UTAH'S GEOGRAPHY - Caswell's U.S. History Weblog

UTAH'S GEOGRAPHY - Caswell's U.S. History Weblog

UTAHS GEOGRAPHY WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY Geography is the study of the earth.

What is History? History is the study of the human past.

What is location? Where did history

happen? Absolute location exact location Relative location Where is a place located in

connection with another place? Absolute Location

Lattitude and Longitude An address

Relative Location Where do you live. . . besides your address. . Where is it near?

How would you describe a PLACE? What makes a place unique, or different? What physical (land features) does it have?

What human characteristics (man made) does it have? What makes this place different?

What makes this place different? What makes this place different?

UTAH LAND REGIONS Rocky Mountain Region

Great Basin Region Colorado Plateau Region Great Basin Region

Great Basin Region No Water Drains Out Colorado Plateau Region

CAPITOL REEF N.P. ZIONS N.P. ARCHES N.P.

BRYCE CANYON N.P. CANYONLANDS N.P.

Plateaus look like table tops Rocky Mountain Region

UTAH LAND REGIONS Label each land region and draw a symbol that

represents each region Climate and Water in Utah What is climate?

The long term season patterns of heat and cold, wet and dry conditions. Climate and Water Describe the climate in Utah

Spring in Moab Summer at Brighton

Fall Colors Winter

Describe the plants Utah Describe the animal life in Utah

State Symbols Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce

Flower: Sego Lily Fruit: cherry Grass: Indian Ricegrass

Utahs State Symbols Animal: Elk Fish: cutthroat trout Bird: seagull

Insect: honey bee Fossil: Allosaurus

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