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Western Region US

Social Studies, Grade 5

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Study Guide Western Region US Social Studies, Grade 5

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WESTERN REGION OF THE USA The Western Region of the United States of America The eleven states that make up the Western Region are Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Hawaii. The region stretches thousands of miles, from Hawaii to Colorado. Here are some interesting facts about this region: Mountain States: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming Pacific States: Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii Major Cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Juneau, Denver, Boise, Helena, Las Vegas, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle Economy: agriculture, production of wood products, filmmaking and the entertainment industry, fishing, ranching, mining and tourism © 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: Pacific Ocean, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Death Valley, Columbia River, Yukon River, Snake River, Colorado River, Great Salt Lake, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Cascade Mountains, Mount McKinley, and Mount Kilauea Resources: gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, natural gas, petroleum, giant sequoia and redwood trees, and hydroelectric power Landmarks: the Grand Coulee Dam, Hoover Dam, Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Arches National Park, Yosemite National Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge Other Interesting Information: Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America, is located in Alaska. A city in Nevada where gambling is legal is Las Vegas. The Gold Rush began in 1848 in California. © 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.
The last state added to the Union was Hawaii. One of the lowest points in the Western Hemisphere is a hot, dry desert in California and Nevada named Death Valley. The dam in Nevada that formed Lake Mead is Hoover Dam. The volcano in Washington that erupted in 1980 killing dozens of people is Mount St. Helens. © 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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