The Southwest Desert Region
Name ______________ date __________
1.A __________________ is a small hill or plateau with a
flat top and steep sides.
2. A ____________________ is a steep hill of rock with a
flat top, like a mesa, but smaller.
3.A ____________________ is a person who has no permanent
4.A ______________ is a mixture of sandy clay and straw that
is dried into bricks.
5.__________________ the Spanish word for village.
6.__________________- religious settlements
7. A group of people
who have many things in common. ______________________
8.A ___________________ is land set aside by the government
for use by Indians.
9.Who were two Native American groups to settle in the
Southwest desert region long ago? _____________________________________,
10.Who claimed most of the Southwest desert region for
CORONADO ANASAZI LENAPI RESERVATION
SOCIETY MESA NOMAD BUTTE ADOBE MISSION
PUEBLO HOHOKAM JEFFERSON
Name _____________________________ date ________________________
Social Studies study-guide 2
(The Southwest Desert Region)
1.The drier side of the mountain
2.A sudden heavy rain __________________________________.
3.A large pipe or canal built to carry
4.A deep gully or ditch carved by running water.
5.A _______________________ is someone who moves from farm
to farm with the seasons, harvesting crops.
6. Blowing sand often forms hill-like mounds called
7.An area in the desert where there is water
8.The process of the sun?s heat turning water into a gas
9. What features do all deserts have?
c)mountains and plateaus
10.Mountains can help deserts form because they
a)are the source of many rivers
b)keep moist air from reaching the land
c)affect the flow of continents' rivers
d)contain many mineral resources
SAND DUNES MIGRANT WORKER CLOUDBURST
ARROYO EVAPORATION RAIN SHADOW
AQUEDUCT DESALINIZATION OASIS
Name ______________ __________ date __________
The Southwest Desert Region
1.In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado began an __________
into the Southwest Desert region.
2.In 1610 __________ was built as Spain's colonial capital of New Mexico.
3.The rain shadows cause water to be __________ in the Southwest desert states, because many places lie on the side of the mountain.
4.Most of the water at an oasis comes from __________ _______________.
5.People are working hard to _________ their water resources (use them wisely)
6.People in the Southwest Desert states get water today from rivers or from ______________________ formed by dams built across wells.
7.They also pump groundwater from ________________.
8.Aqueducts, ____________ and _____________ carry water from those sources to the places where people live.
9.The Southwest desert region has mesas, deserts and ______________.
10.Name three ways people in the Southwest Desert region conserve water resources. a) _______________________________________________________________ b) ________________________________________________________________ c) __________________________________________________________________
Santa Fe, canals and pipelines, expedition, wells,
underground springs, canyons, conserve, waste , reservoirs , plentiful , Miami, scarce
Define the following words: