Regions of Texas: Coastal Plains and North Central Plains


Texas History Natural Texas and its People Regions of Texas: Coastal Plains and North Central Plains
Students learn about the geography of the Coastal Plains and North Central Plains. They identify cities, industries, climate, and natural resources that define the two regions. They explain why the regions are broken into subregions. Finally, they create an infographic about one of the regions.

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In this experience, students learn about the geography of the Coastal Plains and North Central Plains. They identify cities, industries, climate, and natural resources that define the two regions. They explain why the regions are broken into subregions. Finally, they create an infographic about one of the regions.

Note that the other two regions of Texas are covered in the experience Regions of Texas:  Great Plains and Mountains & Basins. That experience includes a video that provides a good overview or summary of all four regions. This experience also includes an optional video in the teacher pack that you may choose to project for the class.

Objectives:

  • Identify physical characteristics of the Coastal Plains and its subregions.
  • Identify physical characteristics of the North Central Plains and its subregions.


A natural region is an area with a common physical environment. Geographers divide the United States into ten natural regions, and four of them are found in Texas: the Coastal Plains, the North Central Plains, the Great Plains, and the Mountains and Basins. The regions are determined by the physical geography, such as landforms, climate, and vegetation, or the plants that grow in the area. In this experience you will learn about two of the regions: the Coastal Plains and the North Central Plains.

Objectives:

  • Identify physical characteristics of the Coastal Plains.
  • Identify physical characteristics of the North Central Plains and its subregions.




Map of the Four Regions of Texas


Look at the map of the four regions, and locate the general position of your hometown. In which region do you think it is located?

a) Coastal Plains
b) North Central Plains
c) Great Plains
d) Mountains and Basins Region

Based on the map, what prediction can you make about the landforms, climate, or vegetation of the Coastal Plains and the North Central Plains? Make a prediction for each region in the table below.



Discuss the students’ predictions and explain that they will learn more about these two regions in this experience. 


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