Objective 1.01 Assess the impact of geography on the settlement and developing economy of the Carolina colony. North Carolina’s Land Regions Chapter 1 Section 1 North Carolina in the American Experience by McDougal Littell
Section Objectives • Describe the geography of the Coastal Plain • Explain the barrier islands and the unique geography of the Outer Banks • Identify the Piedmont, the Fall Line, and the Appalachian Mountains
Objective 1.01 Students will be able to assess the impact of geography on the settlement and developing economy of the Carolina colony. • AIMS • Read Chapter 1 Section 1 and take notes using the Cornell Notes taking method. • Review
Three Regions of North Carolina • Coastal Plain • Outer Banks • Tidewater • Piedmont • Mountain • Additional Vocabulary Words
Coastal Plain Return • broad flat region in North Carolina that stretches 100 to 150 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean • Tidewater- area where tides wash in and out • inner coastal plain • outer coastal plain • Barrier Islands • University of North Carolina Wilmington • Jacksonville, Hubert, Swansboro, Morehead City
Outer Banks Return • Made up of islands of long, narrow deposits of sand separated by water from the mainland. • capes - points of land that jut out into the ocean • The three main capes are: • North • Middle • South
R + + + Can you guess Return
+ Middle Return
+ South Piedmont
Piedmont hilly area between the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountain. Separated from the Coastal Plain by the fall line. Duke NC State Chapel Hill Coastal Plain Piedmont Mountain
Mountain Return • Western most part of North Carolina • Made up of the Appalachian Mountains which extends from Newfoundland, Canada to Central Alabama (2,000 miles) **Mount Mitchell in North Carolina is highest mountain east of the Mississippi ** NC is thought to have the oldest mountains in the world. • Appalachian State University • Western University
Graveyard of the Atlantic Ships were wrecked due to: • shallow waters • shifting sandbars • strong currents • violent storms • Most famous is Black Beard’s
Vocabulary Words • topography • geographic region • Outer Banks • primary source • Coastal Plain • Tidewater • Piedmont • fall line Additional Vocabulary Words
Additional Vocabulary • topography - physical terrain • primary source – first hand account • fall line – separates the Piedmont from the Coastal Plain.
Assessment • Name the three land regions that make up North Carolina. • Why do you get a better overview of NC by traveling east to west rather than north to south. • How did the coast of North Carolina earn the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” • (a) What region gets its name from the Appalachian Mountains? (b) What areas make up this region? • In which of North Carolina’s land region would you prefer to live? Explain.