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Lesson 1. Where is New Jersey?. Vocabulary. Continent - pg 11. It is one of the seven land areas of Earth. Can you name the 7 continents? New Jersey is located on the continent of North America. Relative Locations – pg 11. Is where it is in relation to other places on Earth NJ is located

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Lesson 1

Lesson 1

Where is New Jersey?


Vocabulary

Vocabulary


Continent pg 11

Continent - pg 11

  • It is one of the seven land areas of Earth.

    • Can you name the 7 continents?

  • New Jersey is located on the continent of North America


Relative locations pg 11

Relative Locations – pg 11

  • Is where it is in relation to other places on Earth

  • NJ is located

    • South of New York

    • East of Pennsylvania

    • North of Delaware

    • West of the Atlantic Ocean


New jersey is located

New Jersey is located


Region pg 12

Region – pg 12

  • Is an area with features that set it apart from other areas.

  • New Jersey is located in the Northeast Region of the United States

  • There are 10 states in this region

    • Starting in Maine and ending in Delaware


Physical characteristics pg 12

Physical Characteristics – pg 12

  • Regions and states can also be divided by these.

  • Natural Regions- characteristics formed by nature

    • Places in each natural region may have similar land forms, bodies of water, or climate.


New jersey s natural region pg 13

New Jersey’s Natural Region – pg 13

  • Appalachian Ridge and Valley

    • Northwestern part of state

    • Ridge- long narrow chain of mountains

  • Highlands

    • Made up of flat-topped ridges and narrow valleys

    • Forests and lakes

  • Piedmont

    • Largest cities and rivers

      • Hudson and Delaware Rivers

  • Atlantic Coastal Plain

    • Largest region

    • area of low flat land

    • West Plain

      • rich and fertile soil

      • Most farms and orchards are in this area

    • East Plain

      • Sandy, marshes and pine forests


Where people live pg 14

Where People Live – pg 14

  • Urban- area made up of cities

    • largest urban area in Northeast

      • Newark and Jersey City

  • Suburbs- a cities surrounding communities

  • Rural- countryside

    • towns are small and far apart


Lesson 1

Write a letter to a friend inviting him or her to New Jersey. Include reasons why New Jersey is an interesting state to visit.

Dear ______________

Something I learned about New Jersey is…


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