Regions
New York City/San Francisco
Geography and Choices
Changing the Environment/Human Activities
Environment and Conservation

100

The Corn Belt is located in this region
Midwest

100

New York City is large because of?
its location and resources

100

Name three reasons why people settle.
to earn a living, enjoyment, and geography

100

What are two forces that can change the environment?
natural forces and human activities

100

True or False? The ecosystems affect the health of all living things.
True

200

This region is know as the "breadbasket" now
Great Plains

200

What two things gave New York City its start?
shipping and trade

200

True or False? If I want to get a nice sun tan, I need to move to New York.
False

200

These two forces change the land slowly.
wind and rain

200

How do we affect the ecosystems and environment?
by the way we use natural resources

300

In a region, these help people decide which crop to grow and which goods to produce
resources

300

Why did San Francisco grow?
its harbor and gold

300

True or False? Many people live in Florida and Arizona because they like the environment.
True

300

Why are dams built?
to control the water level of rivers and to create electricity

300

This helps us learn how to protect and use natural resources.
Conservation

400

This increase the variety of goods that consumers in every region can buy.
Trade

400

What does New York City and San Francisco have in common that helped them to grow?
harbor

400

True or False? Geography affects the activities people do for fun.
True

400

What is the problem with strip mining?
it pollutes the underground water

400

How is conservation supported?
by passing laws to limit pollution.

500

When U.S. regions depend on each other for to get goods and services, it is called
interdependent

500

Bonus: New York is located on what coast?
Atlantic

500

What type of skiing activity would be fun to do in Florida? snow or water
water

500

Bonus: Clear-cutting is the cutting down of a whole forest area at one time. How is the problem of the rain washing away the soil is solved?
logging companies plant trees to replace those they cut down

500

How can businesses practice conservation
recycling