Wednesday, May 4, 2011

West Region 2

     I learned that the West has different resources than the Midwest.  I know that the West has many similarities and differences from the Midwest.  First of all, the Midwest has a lot of prairies and grasslands and the West has a lot of mountains.  The West is mountainous because it has the Rocky Mountains in it.  Also, the West and Midwest are different because the West has more land than the Midwest.  The Midwest and West are similar because they both have something they are known for.  The Midwest is known for crops like corn and the West is known for horse and cattle ranching.

   One place I visited in the West was Alcatraz Island.  Alcatraz Island is located near San Francisco, California, in San Francisco Bay.   I learned that only the really bad prisoners go there.  Only one prisoner escaped from there and stole a police motor boat.  The island of Alcatraz is really small so the prisoners would be stuck because there are sharks in the water.  This was useful for the police because they would know the prisoners could not escape. 

     I also visited the Rocky Mountains.  They spread through the entire region.  Mount Elbert is the tallest mountain and is located in Colorado.  There are a lot of valleys between the mountains.  There are also mini lakes between the mountains.  The Rocky Mountains cover eight states and they are Colorado, Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  There is a lot about the West and there is more stuff about the other regions.


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