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Looks like a K

  • Looks like a K





Looks like an I

  • Looks like an I

















Midwest has many lakes and rivers

  • Midwest has many lakes and rivers

  • Ohio River forms the boundary between the Midwest and Southeast

  • Ohio River flows into the Mississippi River

  • Missouri River is the largest tributary of the Mississippi River







From largest to smallest they are:

  • From largest to smallest they are:

    • Lake Superior--The largest freshwater lake in the world
    • Lake Huron
    • Lake Michigan
    • Lake Erie
    • Lake Ontario
  • 18,000 years ago glaciers covered the Midwest.

    • As they moved across the land they gouged enormous holes in the land.
    • The glaciers melted and filled these giant holes with water.
    • This is how the Great Lakes were formed.




Remember HOMES to name the Great Lakes

  • Remember HOMES to name the Great Lakes

  • H Huron

  • O Ontario

  • M Michigan

  • E Erie

  • S Superior



Plain-A broad area of land that is gently rolling or almost flat

  • Plain-A broad area of land that is gently rolling or almost flat

  • “The Midwest is the flattest region of the United States. It is the only one with no mountain ranges”.

  • Glaciers scrapped and squashed the land making it as flat as a pancake.

    • The glaciers left behind good soil.
    • Flat land is easier to farm
  • Farming & Ranching





Region of mixed grass prairie on sand dunes

  • Region of mixed grass prairie on sand dunes

  • Large array of plant and animal life

  • Home to 314 animal species-deer, coyotes red foxes, wild turkeys, bats and fishes

  • Thousands of ponds and lakes

  • Sandy soil= no crops

  • Cattle ranching area

  • Covers 1/4 of Nebraska

  • Part of the Great Plains









Enormous piles of sand and gravel left behind by the glaciers

  • Enormous piles of sand and gravel left behind by the glaciers

  • Today these sand dunes are tourist destinations for swimming, boating and other water activities on Lake Michigan

  • Long ago one really big sand dune was shaped like a sleeping bear. That’s how the park got its name.









Located in South Dakota

  • Located in South Dakota

  • Landforms are sharp and jagged

  • Deep gullies, or long narrow ditches have been cut into the landscape

  • Very dry, little plant or animal life

  • Native American named it “badlands” because it was so hard to cross







Wind Cave

  • Wind Cave

    • Over 90 miles of passage ways have been explored in this cave
    • Temperature inside cave is around 53 degrees
    • Wind can reach 70 miles per hour
  • Jewel Cave

    • One of the longest cave systems -over 110 miles
    • Crystal “jewels” on the walls of the cave














A memorial to honor the great Lakota chief, Crazy Horse

  • A memorial to honor the great Lakota chief, Crazy Horse

  • It is still being carved into the side of the Black Hills

  • When it is finished it will be the biggest statue in the world.

    • Arm is as long as a football field
    • Face is nine stories high





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