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  1. Regions of GeorgiaPart 2

  2. Bell Ringer Identify 1 unique fact about each of Georgia’s regions. • Appalachian Plateau • Valley and Ridge • Blue Ridge • Piedmont • Coastal Plain

  3. Today’s Agenda Open: “Name that Region” Slideshow Work Session: Interactive PowerPoint Matching Worksheet 5 Regions Booklet Closing: Class DoJo Extra Credit

  4. Blue Ridge

  5. Piedmont

  6. Coastal Plain

  7. Piedmont

  8. Valley and Ridge

  9. Fall Line (between Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

  10. Appalachian Plateau (Lookout Mountain)

  11. Valley and Ridge

  12. Valley and Ridge

  13. Blue Ridge (Ruby Falls and Helen, Ga.)

  14. Coastal Plain

  15. Piedmont (Stone Mountain)

  16. Blue Ridge

  17. Appalachian Plateau • Smallest region • Caves and canyons • Poor soil so little farming • Land used for hardwood forest and pasture • Region used to produce coal • TAG Corner (Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia) • Civil War battle fields at Chattanooga and Chickamauga brings historical tourism

  18. Valley and Ridge • Rich soil in valleys promotes agriculture (especially fruit) and raising cattle • Dalton, “Carpet capitol of the world” • 700 to 1,600 feet above sea level

  19. Blue Ridge • Blue Ridge Mountains are a part of Appalachian Mountains • Tourism important • Appalachian Trial starts here and ends in Maine • Brasstown Bald is Georgia’s highest peak • Receives most rainfall and many rivers begin here (provides water for the entire state)

  20. Piedmont • Means “foot of the mountains” • Almost ½ of Georgia’s population live here • Major cities: Atlanta, Athens (UGA), Augusta • Granite and marble deposits (Stone Mountain) • Red clay and rolling hills • Known as “Cotton Belt” during Civil War

  21. Coastal Plain • Once covered by ocean • Largest region • Rich soil grows cotton, peaches, peanuts) • Beaches and historical tourism (Savannah) • Barrier Islands

  22. Matching Worksheet Work with a partner to complete. Use your notes from yesterday and today.

  23. Class DoJo Closing Red Book Lesson 30 (SWYK)

  24. Georgia Regions Booklet You are a member of the Georgia Tourist Committee. You will create a brochure describing each of Georgia’s 5 regions which will inspire tourists to visit our state. Follow the checklist and do your best work.