|This image is a relief map of the contiguous United States of America (that is, the lower 48 states that are connected and share boundaries). Possible questions and activities: 1 Where are the U.S.A.'s tallest mountains, in the east or in the west? 2 Identify the Rocky Mountains. Identify the Appalachian Mountains. 3 Where is the flattest land in the country? 4 Can you identify your home state or city without the benefit of political boundaries and place names? 5 Identify the Great Lakes, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. Click here to enlarge this image.