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Regions of the United States
The United States are divided into five regions: the northeast, the southeast, the midwest, the southwest, and the west. Through your research you will learn about each region's climate, biomes, and the extreme weather conditions common to those regions.
Let's start with the regions the United States are commonly divided into. There are 9 states in the western region, 12 in the midwestern region, 4 in the southwestern region, 12 in the southeastern region, and 11 in the northeastern region. Alaska and Hawaii are commonly included in the western region, although their climates and biomes are very different from that region.
Use the map above and the map located at
to identify the states that are located in each region. Record each state's two-letter code according to the color-code for the region they are located in on your
Regions of the United States Map
Make sure you follow the legend given on the template for the regions. Then go to
Regions Quiz 1--The States
to take a 10-point quiz using your glog. You are only allowed three attempts so don't submit your answers until after you've double-checked your answers.
Why do you think the regions were separated this way? Were they separated for political reasons? Geological (landforms/biomes)? Climatological (weather-related)?
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