The five regions of the United States all have many things about them that make them unique. The Midwest has 12 states and is the only region that is not bordered by a major body of water. It is known for its farming, severe weather, and its low, flat land. The Midwest has some amazing landmarks for tourists to visit, such as The Mall of America and Mount Rushmore. Let’s learn all about the Midwest region and why it is such a great place to live and visit!
Create a poster illustrating the geography of the Midwest Region!
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The BadlandsLocated in South Dakota, the Badlands is a national park. This land is made up of clay and rocks, and has many steep hills that extend for miles. This land has little or no use to people, but is such an interesting place to visit due to its sheer size and geographical beauty.
Ice fishing is a common past time in the cold winters
Lakes and RiversThe Midwest has many important waterways, including the Mississippi River, the Missouri River, and the Ohio River. Before railroads, these rivers were key in moving products and goods. Four out of the five Great Lakes border the Midwest region; the Great Lakes hold 1/5 of all of the fresh water in the world!
The Midwest is home to the Dairy Belt
Flat Land and Rich SoilMuch of the Midwest is flat with very few trees, and is covered in prairie grass. This type of grass helps make the soil very fertile, contributing to the abundance of crop growth in this region.