World Geography - Chapter 5

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1

Appalachian Mountains

One of two major mountain chains in eastern US and Canada, extending 1600 miles from Newfoundland south to Alaska.

2

Great Plains

A vast grassland of central North America that is largely treeless and ascends to 4,000 feet above sea level.

3

Canadian Shield

A northern part of the interior lowlands that is rocky, flat region covering nearly 200,00 square miles and encircling Hudson Bay.

4

Great Lakes

5 freshwater lades of central North America between the US and Canada: Huron, Erie, Ontario, Superior, and Michigan

5

Mackenzie River

Canada's longest river - flows to the Artic Ocean.

6

Permafrost

Permanently frozen land (ground).

7

Prevailing winds

Winds that blow from west to east

8

Everglades

A large subtropical swampland in Florida about 4,000 square miles

9

Nomad

A person with no permanent home who moves according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.

10

Beringia

A land bridge thought to have connected Siberia and Alaska.

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St. Lawrence Seaway

North America's most important deepwater shipping route, connecting the Great Lakes to Atlantic Ocean by way of the St. Lawrence River.

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Lock

A section of waterway with closed gates where water leves are up and down, through which ships pass.

13

Rocky Mountains

A major mountain system of the US and Canada, extending 3000 miles from Alaska south to New Mexico.