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Use online videos to study the geography, regions, climate, natural resources of The West. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these online Geography of America videos entitled The West to study the geography of The Western States by way of its diverse and interdependent regions, climate, and natural resources. Discover key events in the history of The West and gain insight to its ethnic diversity.

Discover how the settlement of the western states has affected the landscape and ecology of that region. Use these 3 online educational video titles to travel along the glorious Pacific coastline, and to panoramic deserts, lush forests, and thriving cities of the great American West. Discover how the diverse geological makeup of this region has supported such industries as logging, ranching, and farming. States covered: California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the names and locations of the principal cities and geographical features of the West, a region comprising California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Examine the economic importance of the major natural resources of the West.
  • Discover some of the ways that geography has determined usage of the land and patterns of settlement in the West View maps showing the routes taken by Spanish explorers, Lewis and Clark, and pioneers who travelled on the Oregon and California Trails.
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