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The Western States of America: The Land and the People Video

Video title: The Land and the People

Watch this U.S. Geography video entitled The Land and the People of The West and study the people and 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, from pre-colonial times to the present.

You will examine the history of the region and view maps showing the routes taken by Spanish explorers, Lewis and Clark, and pioneers who traveled on the Oregon and California Trails.

 

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The Western States of America: The Land and the People Video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • People of The West. Learn about The Land and the People of America's West. Discover how the settlement of the western United States has affected the landscape and ecology of that region and examine the economic importance of the major natural resources of the West.
  • Identify the names and locations of the principal cities and geographical features of the West, a region comprising California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
  • 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 traveled on the Oregon and California Trails.
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