4 th Grade Social Studies New Jersey. This power point presentation is to be used in conjunction with the 4 th grade Social Studies book. It is to be used after completing the section on “Exploring Your State… Colorado.” Research done by: Ms. M. Cox, Mrs. K. Ferlsan, and Mrs. K. Rettino
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"The Garden State"
The Big Picture
Capital : Trenton
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State Tree: Red Oak
State Animal: Horse
State Insect: Honeybee
State Flower: Purple Violet
State Motto: “Liberty and Prosperity”
Garden State Parkway
New Jersey Turnpike
Did you know that our state is located half way between the North Pole and the Equator?
Due to its location the climate tends to be wet, dry, hot and very variable.
There are 5 climate regions in the state.
The “prevailing westerly” also cause dramatic changes to the climate across the state.
The temperature differences between the north and south are greatest in the winter and the least in the summer.
The average rainfall is 43 –47 inches.
Snowfall occurs in the highlands between October 15 and April 30.
In the southern counties snowfall occurs on the average between November 15 and April 15.
There are approximately 5 tornados during the year; however they tend to be weak.
New Jersey also has coastal storms also known as “Nor’easters” These storms can be very dangerous and cause severe damage.
The highest temperature recorded was on July 10, 1936.
The lowest recorded temperature was on January 5, 1904.
Farm products: Tomatoes, peaches, blueberries, cranberries, cabbage, lettuce, and beef cattle.
Mining products: crushed stone, sand and gravel, clay, and peat.
Fishing: clams, oysters, scallops, and flounder.
Manufacturing is the number one industry in the state.
Tourism is the second largest industry in the state.
Newark, Elizabeth and Camden are ports for commerce and the import and export of products.
New Jersey has residents from many different races and countries. Some of these are African Americans, Hispanic, Asian, Dutch, Swedish, English, Irish, German, and Italy.New Jersey People and Heritage
The woman holding a staff with a liberty cap on top is Liberty, who represents freedom.
The woman on the right is the Roman goddess of grain, Ceres. She holds an ice-cream-cone-shaped basket, called a cornucopia, filled with the many fruits and vegetables produced in New Jersey.
The three plows on the shield symbolize the agricultural tradition of New Jersey.
The state's motto "Liberty and Prosperity" is written on the scroll. 1776 is the year New Jersey became a state
The State Seal
The helmet and the horse's head crest represent New Jersey's independence as a state.
Astronaut, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was born in Montclair.
New Jersey was the first state to allow women to vote.
In 1933, the world’s first drive- in movie theater opened near Camden
From Sea to Shining Sea- New Jersey
By: Dennis Brindell Fradin, Children’s Press, Chicago, 1993.
New Jersey Yesterday and Today
By Elaine Fay, Silver, Burdett and Ginn Inc. 1987.