Geographic Features

Geography

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

 

Tributaries

 

Water

A smaller stream that flows into a river/ocean/lake etc

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

 

Lakes

 

Water

A large inland body of water; Ex. Smith Mountain Lake

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

 

Rivers

Water

A large natural stream of water- empty into an ocean/lake etc

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

 

Gulfs

 

Water

A large area of sea or ocean partially enclosed by land

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

 

Bays

 

 

Water

A body of water partially enclosed by land; typically smaller than a gulf

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

 

Mountains

Land

A natural elevation of the earth’s surface having considerable mass; height greater than a hill

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

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Hills

Land

A well-defined natural elevation smaller than a mountain

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

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Plains

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Land

A large relatively flat area of land

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

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Plateaus

Land

A large, relatively flat, but elevated area of land

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Land or Water Geographic Feature?

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Islands

Land

A land mass- smaller than a continent surrounded by water

Land or Water Geographic Feature?

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Peninsulas

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Land

A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with the mainland

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What are lines of latitude called?

Parallels

What are lines of longitude called?

Meridians

Name four reasons geographical features are important to U.S. History

1. ;Patterns of trade

2. ;Locations of cities and towns

3. ;Westward (frontier) movement

4. ;Agriculture and fishing industries

What body of water connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean?

St. Lawrence

River

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