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UNIT 1 Georgia Geography and the Prehistoric Period. UNIT 1 ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How can I describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location?. UNIT 1 GEOGRAPHY of GEORGIA. LOCATION GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS PHYSICAL FEATURES.

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unit 1 georgia geography and the prehistoric period
UNIT 1 Georgia Geographyand thePrehistoric Period

UNIT 1 ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

  • How can I describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location?
unit 1 geography of georgia
UNIT 1 GEOGRAPHY of GEORGIA
  • LOCATION
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS
  • PHYSICAL FEATURES
ss8g1a locate georgia in relation to region nation continent and hemispheres

SS8G1aLocate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

Concept:

LOCATION

location

The student will understand that location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.Why are different places in the world very different from one another?How would you describe the location of Georgia to someone who lives in Saudi Arabia? Canada? California?

LOCATION

location of georgia
LOCATION OF GEORGIA

Essential Question #1:

  • Where in the world

is Georgia?

where in the world is georgia
Where in the World is Georgia?
  • Which hemispheres?
  • Which continent?
  • Which nation?
  • Which region?
concept location

SS8G1bDescribe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

Concept:

LOCATION

geographic regions of georgia
GEOGRAPHIC REGIONSOF GEORGIA

Essential Question #2:

  • Where are the five regions of Georgia, and how are they similar and different?
what are the five geographic regions of georgia
What are the five geographic regions of Georgia?

- Appalachian Plateau

- Valley and Ridge

- Blue Ridge Mountains

- Piedmont

- Coastal Plains

appalachian plateau
APPALACHIAN PLATEAU

Descriptions:

  • Georgia’s smallest region located in the northwest corner of the state
  • Part of the Appalachian Mountains
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APPALACHIAN PLATEAU

Descriptions:

  • Site of Lookout Mountain and Cloudland Canyon
  • Contains Georgia’s only coal deposits
valley and ridge
VALLEY and RIDGE

Description:

  • Located in northwest region of the state between Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Site of Chickamauga Valley and some Civil War battles
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VALLEY and RIDGE

Description:

  • Valleys are fertile for farming
  • Lots of hardwood and evergreen forests
blue ridge mountains
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

Description:

  • Located in northeast corner of Georgia
  • Also part of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Site of Brasstown Bald – GA’s largest peak at 4,784 feet
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BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

Description:

  • Marble mineral resource makes Georgia famous
  • Corn & apples grown
  • A lot of precipitation due to high elevation – source of Savannah & Chattahoochee Rivers
  • 1st Gold rush in America
piedmont
PIEDMONT

Description:

  • 2nd largest region making up 1/3 of the land
  • Most populated region of Georgia
  • Rolling hills & farmland
  • Cotton production
piedmont1
PIEDMONT

Description:

  • Site of Stone Mountain and Atlanta
  • Granite and kaolin mineral resources
  • Bordered to the south by the Fall Line
coastal plains
COASTAL PLAINS

Description:

  • Once the bottom of the ocean floor – sandy soil in south, fertile soil in north
  • Flat landscape / navigable rivers
  • Saltwater wetlands along coast
  • Makes up 60% of the state
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COASTAL PLAINS

Description:

  • Site of Okefenokee Swamp & Barrier Islands
  • Bordered by the Fall Line to the north
  • Crops include peanuts, onions, & tobacco
  • Sparsely populated
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Look at the

map key.

Which color represents the high elevation of mountains?

Which part of the state is highest in elevation?

What direction do many of the rivers flow?

concept location1

SS8G1cLocate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

Concept:

LOCATION

physical features of georgia
PHYSICAL FEATURESOF GEORGIA

Essential Question #3:

  • Where in the state of Georgia are you able to find the Fall Line, Okefenokee swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and the barrier islands?
what are some of the physical features of georgia

Appalachian Mtns

What are some of the physical features of Georgia?

Fall Line

Savannah River

Chattahoochee River

Okefenokee Swamp

Barrier Islands

what and where is the fall line
What and where is the FALL LINE?
  • Natural boundary that separates the Piedmont and Coastal Plains regions
what and where is the fall line1
What and where is the FALL LINE?
  • Zone several miles wide marking prehistoric ocean shoreline
  • Augusta, Macon, & Columbus were built along Fall Line
what and where is the okefenokee swamp
What and where is the OKEFENOKEE SWAMP?
  • Georgia’s largest freshwater wetland
what and where is the okefenokee swamp1
What and where is the OKEFENOKEE SWAMP?
  • Rich ecosystem with over 1,100 species of plants and animals
  • Okefenokee comes from the Seminoles meaning, "Land of Trembling Earth"
what and where are the appalachian mountains
What and where are the APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS?
  • Located in the northern three regions of Georgia (Appalachian Plateau, Ridge & Valley, and Blue Ridge Mountains)
  • Are the oldest mountains in North America
what and where are the appalachian mountains1
What and where are the APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS?
  • Receives the most precipitation in the state due to higher elevations
  • Starting point of many of Georgia’s rivers
  • Site of famous Appalachian Trail
what and where is the chattahoochee river
What and where is the CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER?
  • Forms a boundary line between Georgia and Alabama
  • Starts in the Blue Ridge region and flows into the Gulf of Mexico
what and where is the chattahoochee river1
What and where is the CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER?
  • Water is used for farming, business, and drinking supply
what and where is the savannah river
What and where is the SAVANNAH RIVER?
  • Forms a boundary between Georgia and South Carolina
  • Starts in the Appalachian Mtns and flows into the Atlantic Ocean
what and where is the savannah river1
What and where is the SAVANNAH RIVER?
  • Generates hydroelectric power
  • Navigable for shipping
what and where are the barrier islands
What and where are the BARRIER ISLANDS?
  • Site of Jekyll, Cumberland, Tybee, St. Simons, and many other islands
  • Freshwater rivers meet the salt water of the ocean at estuaries
what and where are the barrier islands1
What and where are the BARRIER ISLANDS?
  • Saltwater wetlands along coast are vital to the food chain
  • Provide protection from storms & waves
  • Site of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
the end
THE END

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