summary of the tectonic evolution of the region of the North American continent in which you live

Write a one page summary of the tectonic evolution of the region of the North American continent in which you live. Refer to your assigned reading.


1.)  In 6 or more steps, describe the formation and geological history of  where you live or just North America in general.  The steps must be listed with the oldest event on bottom and the most recent event on the top, thus in chronological order like the Geologic Time Scale.

For each step include: the numerical age/age range of the geological event’s occurrence, a brief description of the geological event in your own words, and the APA intext citation of your source.

Each step is worth 3.5 points total [1 point numerical age/age range, 2 points for geological event description in your own words, .5 point APA intext citation of source). (21 points total).

HINT: Use Chapters 2, 13, 14 and section 22.5 from the textbook to complete this assignment.


2.) What was the main method of expansion/growth of the North American Continent on the west coast? (2 points)

3.) What is a broad area of exposed crystalline rock, which has not changed for more than a billion years called? (2 points)

4.) What was the name of the super continent that preceded the formation of North America.  HINT:  This was the super continent that broke up and the pieces were used to form North America and other continents of today. (2 points)

5.)  What are the three types of plate tectonic boundaries? All three types of plate tectonic boundaries exist today and in the past, and all three have been used to shape all of the continents (including North America) and the changes we observe today. (2 points)

6.) Reference list, in APA format, of sources used for this assignment. And be sure that intext citations were included for all questions 1 through 5.  [1 point total]


  1. Must include sources used to complete the      assignment by utilizing APA format intext citations in every question      response and an APA formatted reference list at the end of the assignment.
    1. In the case that you want to quote something from a source, make sure to put quotations “” around the source material COPIED WORD FOR WORD from the source, then put an  intext citation after the quoted material in APA format and lastly, include the source in an APA formatted reference list.
    2. If you do not have all three components of APA quoting for COPIED WORD FOR WORD material from a       source, then the post can be considered a form of PLAGARISM will result in a automatic 0.
    3. Quotations cannot be longer       than one or two lines per response, and the quotations must be within the context of your own words, as these written assignments are supposed to  be you explaining what you have read and researched.
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