Regions of Texas: Great Plains and Mountains & Basins


Texas History Natural Texas and its People Regions of Texas: Great Plains and Mountains & Basins
Students learn about two regions of Texas, the Great Plains and the Mountains and Basins. They identify cities, industries, climate, and natural resources that define the two regions. Next they define several prominent landforms. Finally, they write a persuasive paragraph explaining why they would prefer to live in one of the two regions.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn about two regions of Texas, the Great Plains and the Mountains and Basins. They identify cities, industries, climate, and natural resources that define the two regions. Next they define several prominent landforms of the Great Plains and explain the sparse population of the Mountains and Basins region. Finally, they write a persuasive paragraph explaining why they would prefer to live in one of the two regions.

Note that the other two regions of Texas are covered in the experience Regions of Texas: Coastal Plains and North Central Plains.

Objectives:

  • Identify the physical features of the Great Plains and its subregions.
  • Identify the physical features of the Mountains and Basin region and its subregions.




Map of the Four Regions of Texas


Texas is divided into four regions—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 the Great Plains and the Mountains and Basins.

Objectives:

  • Identify the physical features of the Great Plains and its subregions.
  • Identify the physical features of the Mountains and Basin region.
Watch the video Regions of Texas.


After watching the video, what did you find interesting or surprising about the Great Plains or the Mountains and Basins?



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