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Southwestern Region US

Social Studies, Grade 5

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Study Guide Southwestern Region US Social Studies, Grade 5

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SOUTHWESTERN REGION OF THE USA The Southwestern Region of the United States of America The four states in the Southwestern Region are Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The land in this region varies greatly, from arid deserts, to flat-topped mesas, to fertile farmland, to the powerful Grand Canyon, and to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Here are some interesting facts about this region: Major Cities: Albuquerque, Houston, Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, San Antonio, Dallas and Tulsa Economy: oil production, tourism, cattle ranching, agriculture, space industry, and service industries © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Geographic Features: Gulf of Mexico, Rio Grande, Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Rocky Mountains, Sonoran Desert, and the Painted Desert Resources: copper, oil, hydroelectric power, natural gas, and coal Landmarks: the Johnson Space Center, the Alamo, the Hoover Dam, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and the Petrified Forest National Park © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Other Interesting Information: The country south of the Southwestern Region is Mexico. Texas is called the "Lone Star State." Oklahoma's state flower, the mistletoe, is often displayed during the Christmas season. Most of the land in the Southwestern Region used to be claimed by Spain, then by Mexico. Many people in the Southwestern Region speak English and Spanish. The channel used to move goods between Houston and the Gulf of Mexico is called the Houston Ship Channel. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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