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Unit 1 SS8G1 Describe Georgia's Geography and Climate

Power point for SS8G1 Geography 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1K0Vwv0DsT6Dk923WKdQxLHPC8kRt7VM8WmyjpRUHux4/edit?usp=sharing

  • SS8G1.a. Element: Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.
  • SS8G1.b. Element:Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.
  • SS8G1.c. Element:Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.
  • SS8G1.d. Element: Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia's development
  • Powerpoint for SS8G1 Geography and Physical Features of Georgia.
  • /userfiles/617/my files/unit 1 ss8g1 geography of georgia ppt (1).ppt?id=238845

Map of Georgia project 8/18-21-22
Using the Map of Georgia given follow 1-16

  • Georgia’s Geographic Regions and Physical Features

    Label and color in the following:

    Geographic Regions - Label and Color Each Regions Correctly and in a Different Color

    1. Appalachian Plateau

    2. Ridge and Valley

    3. Blue Ridge

    4. Piedmont

    5. Coast Plain

    Rivers - Draw in and Correctly Label Georgia’s Two Major Rivers in BLUE

    6. Chattahoochee River

    7. Savannah River

    8. Draw in and Label the Okefenokee Swamp in BROWN.

    9. Label the Fall Line.

    10. Draw in and Label Five of the Barrier Islands in RED.

    11. Using TRIANGLES, Draw in the Appalachian Mountains.

    12. Circle the TRIANGLE that shows the location of Brasstown Bald.

    13. Label the capital of Georgia, Atlanta, with a STAR. Also label Athens with a black dot.

    14. Label the 4 Fall Line cities with LARGE BLACK DOTS. (Columbus, Augusta, Macon, Milledgeville)

    15. Label Georgia’s First City, Savannah, with a SQUARE.

    16. Label the 5 states that border Georgia. Color each a different color.

    Notes to study 

    REGION IN U.S.
    South
    East
    Southeast

    NATION (Country)
    U.S.

    CONTINENT
    North America

    HEMISPHERES
    2 hemispheres
    Northern 
    Western

    BORDERED BY 5 STATES
    Florida (FL)
    South Carolina (SC)
    Tennessee (TN)
    North Carolina (NC)
    Alabama (AL)

    5 REGIONS OF GA
    Blue Ridge
    Valley and Ridges
    Appalachian Plateau
    Piedmont 
    Coastal Plain

    BLUE RIDGE
    Located in Northeast GA
    Appalachian Mountains – Largest in GA
    Highest Point – Brasstown Bald
    Starting point for most of GA rivers
    Most precipitation
    Dahlonega – first gold rush
    Past primary industry – mining
    Today – tourism
    Recreational opportunities
    Amicalola Falls and Tallulah Gorge


    VALLEY AND RIDGES
    Dalton – carpet capital of world
    Major transportation b/t GA and TN

    APPALACHIAN PLATEAU
    Location: Smallest region; Northwest Georgia bordering Alabama and Tennessee
    Industry: Limited agriculture due to poor soil;  Coal mining was 

    Poor soil
    Agriculture is limited
    Coal mining was important economic activity
    Lookout Mountain
    Sand Mountain

    PIEDMONT
    “foot of the mountains”
    Red clay hills
    Most populated
    Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Macon
    Manufacturing, Agriculture, Poultry
    Large amounts of granite
    Mining granite is important
    Elbert is “granite capital of world”

    COASTAL PLAIN
    Largest region
    Peaches, peanuts, cotton, Vidalia onions are important
    Ga oldest city – Savannah
    Largest Physiographic region
    Best place for agriculture
    Mild climate
    Good water supply
    Many pine trees (Pine Barrens)
    Tourism, shipping, seafood

    FALL LINE
    Natural boundary b/t piedmont and coastal plain
    Waterfalls create water power (HYDROELECTRICTY)
    Many mills on the fall line
    Major cities on fall line
    Columbus, Macon, Augusta, Milledgeville

    OKEFENOKEE SWAMP
    Largest freshwater swamp in N.A.
    In the Southeastern region of GA
    Shared with FL
    Means “land of the trembling earth”
    Home to Seminole’s
    Major source of timber
    Protected by federal government

    CHATTACHOOCHEE RIVER
    Begins in Blue Ridge region
    Forms border b/t GA and AL
    Used as food and water source
    Used for industry and recreation
    Primary water source for Atlanta

    SAVANNAH RIVER
    Forms border b/t GA and SC
    Source of water, food, and transportation
    Port for shipping
    Generates HYDROELECTRICTY power

    BARRIER ISLANDS
    Chain of sandy islands off GA coastline
    Protects the mainland from wind and water erosion
    14 Barrier Islands
    Tybee, St. Simons, Jekyll, Cumberland
    Mainly tourist and recreation destinations
    Fishing and paper industries are important

    GEORGIA’S CLIMATE
    Humid Subtropical
    Hot summers & Mild winters
    45 to 75 inches of rain per year
    Warm, wet climate – right for agriculture
    Agriculture is still GA’s #1 industry
    Mild climate – more people in GA

     

     

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