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  1. Virginia's Five Geographic Regions

  2. Virginia is divided into five geographic regions Children prefer bananas, vegetables, and apples.

  3. The Coastal Plain is east of the Fall Line. This satellite image clearly shows the fall line. Can you see it? The Fall Line Coastal Plain Piedmont

  4. Characteristics of the Coastal Plain The land is flat. There are many waterways. There is easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. This is what the Atlantic Ocean looks like, right on the beach.

  5. Virginia is divided into five geographic regions Children prefer bananas, vegetables, and apples.

  6. THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS What are the characteristics of the Piedmont? • Means “land at the foot of the mountains” • Rolling hills • West of the fall line.

  7. The Piedmont Region is separated from the Coastal Plain by the Fall Line. This satellite image clearly shows the fall line. Can you see it? The Fall Line Coastal Plain Piedmont

  8. The Fall Line got its name because that’s where the waterfalls start. There are no waterfalls in the Coastal Plain because the land is too flat. The land rises sharply at the Fall Line.

  9. Fall Line The Piedmont region is west of the Fall Line.

  10. The Piedmont Region has rolling hills. Have you ridden your bike up and down the Piedmont’s rolling hills? Which do you like better, up or down?

  11. Virginia is divided into five geographic regions Children prefer bananas, vegetables, and apples.

  12. What are the characteristics of the Blue Ridge Mountains? • Old, rounded mountains • Part of the Appalachian mountain system • Located between the Piedmont and the Valley and Ridge regions • Source of many rivers

  13. The Blue Ridge Mountains are old, rounded mountains.

  14. The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachian mountain system. The Appalachian mountain system stretches from Maine to Georgia.

  15. The Blue Ridge Mountains are located between the Piedmont and the Valley and Ridge regions.

  16. The Blue Ridge Mountains are the source of many rivers. Source: the beginning

  17. Virginia is divided into five geographic regions Children prefer bananas, vegetables, and apples.

  18. What are the characteristics of the Valley and Ridge Region? Fog hangs over the valley, as the surrounding ridges peek through the clouds. • The Valley and Ridge Region is west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. • The Valley and Ridge Region includes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges.

  19. The Valley and Ridge Region is west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  20. The Valley and Ridge Region includes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges. Water rushing over rocks, tumbling downhill, is a common sight along the Valley and Ridge Region’s numerous creeks.

  21. Virginia is divided into five geographic regions Children prefer bananas, vegetables, and apples.

  22. What are the characteristics of the Appalachian Plateau? What is a plateau? A coal mining town in the Appalachian Plateau, around 1900

  23. What is a plateau? A plateau isan area ofelevatedland that is flat on top. Elevated: up high Would you like to go four-wheeling in the Appalachian Plateau?

  24. The Appalachian Plateau is located in southwest Virginia. The Appalachian Plateau extends into other states, like Kentucky and Tennessee. Only a small part of the Appalachian Plateau is in Virginia.

  25. Virginia is divided into five geographic regions Children prefer bananas, vegetables, and apples.

  26. Let’s review the Coastal Plain: • Also called Tidewater • Flat land • Location near the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay • Includes the Eastern Shore, a peninsula east of the Chesapeake Bay • East of the Fall Line

  27. Let’s review the Piedmont: • Land at the foot of the mountains • Rolling hills • West of the Fall Line

  28. Let’s review the Blue Ridge Mountains: • Old, rounded mountains • Part of the Appalachian mountain system • Located between the Piedmont and the Valley and Ridge regions • Source of many rivers

  29. Let’s review the Valley and Ridge: • Includes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges • The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Valley and Ridge regions are part of the Appalachian mountain system • Located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains

  30. Let’s review the Appalachian Plateau: • Plateau: an area of elevated (high) land that is flat on top • Only a small part of the Appalachian Plateau is located in Virginia • Located in southwest Virginia

  31. Virginia is divided into five geographic regions Children prefer bananas, vegetables, and apples.