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Georgia's Geography

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Erica Esslinger

on 19 August 2014

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Relative Location
Georgia's Geography
Barrier Islands
San Francisco
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SS8G1: The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.
a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent and hemisphere.
b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; including the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont and Coastal Plain, locating and evaluating the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; including the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and the barrier islands.
c. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia's development.
Essential Questions:
What are the significant geographic regions of Georgia and how have they impacted Georgia's growth and development?
How has the climate played a role in Georgia's growth and development?
North American
United States of America
Southeast Region
Appalachian Plateau
Ridge and Valley
Blue Ridge
Piedmont Plateau
Coastal Plain
"TAG Corner: Where Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia meet
2,000 feet above sea level
Western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains
Limestone, shale, and sandstone can be found here
Between the Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge regions
700 to 1,600 feet above sea level
Forests, pastures, fertile farmland, Appalachian Mountains
Industry - carpet and textile manufacturing
Northeastern part of the state
Beginning of the Appalachian Trail
Highest and largest mountains in Georgia
Brasstown Bald - highest peak in Georgia
Hardwood forests, vegetable farming, apples
Piedmont - "foot of the mountain"
Gently sloping hills and valleys in the north
Flatlands in the south
Granite base that makes up 1/3 of the state's land area
Home to Georgia red clay
Almost 1/2 of the state's population lives here
Production of wheat, soybeans, corn, poultry and cattle
southern boundary of Piedmont Region
imaginary line runs through Columbus, Macon and Augusta
Rivers fall from the plateau to the Coastal Plain
Falls create water power
Cities developed because of the availability of water power
Largest region - 3/5 of the state
Inner Coastal Plain - mild climate and supply of underground water
Major agricultural region - Vidalia onions, peanuts, corn and pecans
Outer Coastal Plain - does not have fertile soil; the center of naval stores
Largest swamp in North America (681 square miles)
Freshwater wetland
What is a wetland?
Offer major shipyard ports
Seafood gathering
Interlocking chain of marshes and rivers
Recreation and tourism
Wilderness sanctuaries
Why are they called "Barrier" Islands?
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