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Bell Ringer Identify 1 unique fact about each of Georgia’s regions. • Appalachian Plateau • Valley and Ridge • Blue Ridge • Piedmont • Coastal Plain
Today’s Agenda Open: “Name that Region” Slideshow Work Session: Interactive PowerPoint Matching Worksheet 5 Regions Booklet Closing: Class DoJo Extra Credit
Appalachian Plateau (Lookout Mountain)
Blue Ridge (Ruby Falls and Helen, Ga.)
Piedmont (Stone Mountain)
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
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
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)
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
Coastal Plain • Once covered by ocean • Largest region • Rich soil grows cotton, peaches, peanuts) • Beaches and historical tourism (Savannah) • Barrier Islands
Matching Worksheet Work with a partner to complete. Use your notes from yesterday and today.
Class DoJo Closing Red Book Lesson 30 (SWYK)
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.