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Touring the United States Regions

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Touring the United States Regions
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    regions-the, subregions, logging, slavery, tends, vegetation, religion, variety, english, unique, country, mining, drier, natural, farmland, settled
     content words:    United States, United States Census Bureau, Northeast Region, New England Region, Middle Atlantic Region, Atlantic Ocean, England Region, New England, New Hampshire, Rhode Island


Touring the United States Regions
By Trista L. Pollard
  

1     Our country is a land of variety. As you travel across the United States (U.S.), you will see a mixture of landforms. You will also see different types of vegetation. Many people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds call the U.S. their home. The U.S. is the fourth largest country in land area! So you can see why geographers use regions to study our country.
 
2     Some geographers divide the U.S. into six or seven regions. The United States Census Bureau divides our country into four regions. Every ten years, the Bureau counts our population. They have created four regions. The states in each region have common features. These features are climate, geography, history, economy, and culture. Each region also has subregions. Subregions are smaller groups of states inside a larger region. Remember, geographers may create many different divisions of regions. You just need to know what information you will learn from those regions. The Census Bureau's four regions are the Northeast, the Midwest, the South, and the West.
 
3     The Northeast Region includes the New England Subregion and the Middle Atlantic Subregion. The Atlantic Ocean is the eastern border for the Northeast. This region has a lot of history. The first Pilgrim settlers from England came to the New England Subregion during the 1600s. They wanted to practice their religion freely. The New England states are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. This subregion is known for its fishing, shipbuilding, and trade.

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