Chapter 10 Lesson 1-2

Pages 335-346

Objectives:

1. Analyze the elevation and climate in the different parts of the Southwest.
2. Compare and contrast the major plains regions found in the Southwest.
3. Describe the Colorado Plateau and tell how the landforms were made.
4. Identify the rain-shadow effect of mountains on deserts in the Southwest.
5. Name some minerals and fuels found in the Southwest.
6. Explain how the environment affected the way thePueblo Indians built their homes.
7. Identify why Sante Fe was built.
8. Analyze the conflict between the settlers in Texas and the Mexican government.
9. Explain why so many people settle in Oklahoma at the same time.
10. Describe how American Indians live in the Southwest today.

United Streaming Resource: Southwest Region: The Environment (17:00) and /or Southwest Region: People and Heritage(19:00)

 Landform Practice
 Regions of the U.S.
 U.S. Map Practice
 State and Capital Quiz Game
 Southwest - Wikipedia
 Southwest and other regions
 Weather
 S.W. Regional Link 

Definitions:
1. mesa - (p. 338) a hill or small plateau with a flat top and steep sides.
2. rainshadow -  (p 339)the drier side of the mountain that receives little or no precipitation.
3. adobe (p 343) a sun-dried clay brick.
4. mission (p. 343) a settlement started by Catholic priests where they taught Native Americans about Christianity.
5. society ( p 344) a group of people who have many things in common.
6. reservation ( 346) An area of land set aside by the government for use by American Indians.
 
 

Study Guide
Active Board Practice

                mesa         rainshadow        adobe        mission        society        reservation

1.  _______________________ a group of people who have many things in common.

2. _______________________  the drier side of a mountain that receives little or no precipitation.

3. _______________________ a sun-dried clay brick

4. _______________________ a settlement started by Catholic priests where they taught Native Americans about Christianity.

5. _______________________ an area of land set aside by the government for use by American Indians.

6. ________________________ a hill or small plateau with a flat top and steep sides.

1. As you go from east to west across the Southwest, the climate becomes ____________________________  pg. 336.

2. What natural resources found in the Southwest are used to supply energy? pg. 340
 
 

3. What did the Pueblos use to build their homes? Pg 343
 

4. Why do cactus thrive in the desert?
 

5. Why do farmers in various parts of the S.W. grow different crops? p 337
 

6. A _________________ is a person who claimed land in Oklahoma before the land rush started. p. 345
 

Answers
Vocabulary
1. society
2. rainshadow
3. adobe
4. mission
5. reservation
6. mesa
Questions
1. drier
2. uranium, coal , petroleum
3. Adobe
4. It is able to store water in its thick stem.
5. Farmers grow different crops because the land and climate vary in different parts of the Southwest.
6. sooner