4th grade social studies Unit 5 midwest region

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  1. Between 1914 and 1950 so many African Americans came to this region it was called....
    The Great Migration
  2. Name 4 of the 7 cities we discussed that sprang up along the river banks of this region.
    • St. Paul
    • St. Louis
    • Louisville
    • Cincinnati, 
    • Omaha
    • Kansas City
    • Minneapolis
  3. Name the 3 main rivers running through this region.
    • Mississippi River
    • Missouri River
    • Ohio River
  4. Name 3 countries people settled in this area came from (use the ones we discussed)
    • France
    • Norway
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Poland
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Africa
  5. Name two Indian tribes known to live here before the pioneers.
    The Ojibwa and Lakota
  6. About 1/2 of Kansas's wheat is used throughout the U.S.  The  rest is...
    Sold to other countries
  7. In the early 1500's European traders came to the Midwest for...
    New and inexpensive supplies of fur
  8. By 1850 more than ____ people had settled in the Midwest.
    5 million
  9. This invention made it possible to build tall buildings larger than 5 -6 stories.
  10. The invention of machines to help harvest changed farming from this...
    Small family farms to farms that raised crops for money
  11. Another farming industry the Midwest is known for is...
    Dairy farming
  12. Not only is the Midwest called the Heartland, but it is also nicknamed...
    America's Breadbasket
  13. What three Midwestern states contain the badlands?
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota
    • Nebraska
  14. What is the climate in the midwest?
    Hot in the summer and cold in the winter with occasional tornadoes.
  15. Why is this area known as the Heartland?
    It has rich soil that provides ideal conditions for farming.
  16. This area had many factories because of the production of....
  17. An important resource found in the Midwest used to make steel is...
  18. When workers and machines put together a product in steps with each worker doing only one task over and over is called...
    Assembly line
  19. What two land formations does the Midwest region fall between?
    The Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains
  20. Scientists believe the Great lakes and much of the flat lands in the Midwest Region were formed by these...
  21. Removing the top layer of Earth so one can scoop up the mineral or rock that is exposed is called...
    Open-pit mining
  22. A large farm owned by a company...
  23. One related to a particular person or group of people who lived long ago.
  24. The manufacturing of many products at one time is called...
    mass production
  25. A large movement of people or animals from one place to another...
  26. Land that is able to produce crops and plants easily and plentifully...
  27. A flat or rolling land covered with grass...
  28. A custom that is passed down from generation to generation...
  29. Which of the Great Lakes is NOT in the Midwest Region?
    Lake Ontario
  30. Name the Great Lakes (be able to label them on a map)
    • Lake Huron
    • Lake Ontario
    • Lake Michigan
    • Lake Erie
    • Lake Superior
    • HOMES
  31. A person who leads the way or settles in a new part of the country.
  32. A mineral or rock that is mined for metal or other substances it contains.
  33. The capital of South Dakota
  34. The capital of Nebraska
  35. The capital of Kansas...
  36. The capital of Illinois...
  37. The capital of Missouri
    Jefferson City
  38. The capital of Iowa
    Des Moines
  39. The capital of Minnesota...
    St. Paul
  40. The capital of North Dakota
  41. The capital of Ohio...
  42. The capital of Michigan...
  43. The capital of Indiana...
  44. The capital of Wisconsin...

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4th grade social studies Unit 5 midwest region
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