World Geography State
State Map (with capital) – outline (with major cities)
Historical Timeline (5-6 major events)
Celebrities from your state
Random interesting facts
Anything else that is relevant to the study of geography
Economic Breakdown (what makes up their economy)
Concepts from chapters 1-7 that include your state (must
have at least 4)
Chapter 8, Section 1
History and Culture
A timeline of important historical events in our
1500’s – early explorers circumnavigate the
1619 – first African slaves arrive in America’s
1776 – American War of Independence
1830’s – American settlers push west
1861- 1865 – U.S. Civil War
1920-1930’s – Great Depression
1941 – 1945 – WW2
Who is that?
What the French thought the America’s looked like in 1566… Silly frenchmen,
remember they are only good for two things- surrendering or asking the US for help,
then yelling at us for being too harsh.
Historical Period 1: “Colonial
US Territorial Gains
GO WEST YOUNG MAN!
States and capitals
US topography map
Important Physical Features
Rocky Mountain Range – Grand Tetons
Physical Features cont.
Waterways of our country
Physical Features cont.
Great Lakes Regions, with Great Lakes
For a detailed view of US history, refer to
pages 166 – 169 in your textbook.
For the test you should have a good general
knowledge of this concept.
Section 2: “Regions of the US”
Northeast US – large cities, most densely
populated, smallest in area.
Megalopolis – group of cities that have grown
into one large, built up area (Boston, NYC,
Philly, DC, and Baltimore).
North East USA
Financial Center of US,
NYC is the leader in
and home to the UN.
Major industrial center of US,
Pittsburgh = steel,
NYC = textiles, fashion
Many of these large cities
Are trade centers of the
Commercial ports and
It’s a Midwest Thang
USA’s major farming region and leading
producer of industrial goods.
Chicago is the railroad hub of the US.
Dairy Belt and the Corn Belt.
Historically, plantations and agrarian living.
Civil War destroyed south’s economy.
Dallas- Ft. Worth is the largest region in
Section 3: “Geographic Issues”
Pollution and Acid Rain (California).
Decline in population of animals.
Competition for limited water resources.
1992 – North American Free Trade
Agreement allowed the elimination of
tariffs between the countries of US,
Canada, and Mexico.
This produces lower and cheaper wages of
products which result in cheaper goods, but is
it worth it?
Where is everyone at?
In the North East and the South, but
mainly the South (highest
concentration of population)…
Only in America…