The Midwest (Land That I Love: Regions of the United States) (Library Binding)
The Midwest is known as the breadbasket of America because it produces many of the cereal crops used to feed our nation. It is also a leader in manufacturing. This region is divided into two areas, which are the Great Lakes region and the Great Plains region. The plains are home to many farms and ranches, while the Great Lakes and the surrounding river system have led many cities to spring up there. Readers will find out about the ways in which a region's geography shape its settlement, industries, and culture. Sidebars and recipes extend the learning and strengthen the reader's understanding of the region.