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1 VA Studies: Geography Powerpoint Created by Carrie Reed Facts from the VA Pacing Guide

2 What is Relative Location?

3 Relative location may be described using terms that show connections between two places such as “next to,” “near,” or “bordering.”

4 What two large bodies of water border Virginia?

5 The Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay are the large bodies of water that border Virginia.

6 What 5 states border Virginia?

7 The states that border Virginia are West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

8 What state is number 1?

9 Kentucky is number 1

10 What state is number 2?

11 West Virginia is number 2

12 What state is number 3?

13 Maryland is number 3

14 What state is number 4?

15 North Carolina is number 4

16 What state is number 5?

17 Tennessee is number 5

18 What are the five geographic regions of Virginia?

19 There are five geographic regions in Virginia. The Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont (land at the foot of the mountains), Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, and the Appalachian Plateau.

20 Which region is this?

21 Blue Ridge Mountains

22 Which region is this?

23 The Coastal Plain (Tidewater)

24 Which region is this?

25 Appalachian Plateau

26 Which region is this?

27 Piedmont

28 Which region is this?

29 Valley and Ridge

30 What is the Fall Line and which two regions does it divide?

31 Fall Line: The natural border between the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) and Piedmont Regions, where waterfalls prevent further travel on the river.

32 What kind of land does the Coastal Plain have and where is it located?

33 The Coastal Plain region is flat land located near the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. It includes the Eastern Shore and it is located east of the Fall Line.

34 What kind of land is the Piedmont Region and where is it located?

35 The Piedmont region is rolling hills and is located west of the Fall Line.

36 What type of land are the Blue Ridge Mountains and where are they located?

37 The Blue Ridge Mountains are old, rounded mountains. They are part of the Appalachian mountain system. They are located between the Piedmont and Valley and Ridge regions.

38 Which region is the source of many rivers?

39 The Blue Ridge Mountain Region

40 What type of land is the Valley and Ridge region and where is it located?

41 The Valley and Ridge region includes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges. Located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

42 What type of land is the Appalachian Plateau and where is it located?

43 The Appalachian Plateau is elevated land that is flat on top. It is located in South West Virginia. Only a small part of this plateau is located in Virginia.

44 What are the 2 products and 3 industries of the Coastal Plain?

45 Coastal Plain : Products: seafood and peanuts Industries: Shipbuilding, tourism, and military bases

46 What are the 2 products and 3 industries of the Piedmont region?

47 Piedmont: Products: Tobacco products, information technology Industries: Federal and state government, farming, and horse industry

48 What is the 1 product and what are the 2 industries of the Blue Ridge Mountains?

49 Blue Ridge Mountains: Products: apples Industries: Recreation and farming

50 What are the 4 products and 1 industry of the Valley and Ridge Region?

51 Valley and Ridge: Products: Poultry, apples, dairy, and beef Industries: Farming

52 What is the 1 product and 1 industry of the Appalachian Plateau?

53 Appalachian Plateau: Products: Coal Industries: Coal mining

54 What is a peninsula?

55 Peninsula: a piece of land bordered by water on three sides.

56 What is the importance of the Atlantic Ocean?

57 The Atlantic Ocean provided links between Virginia and other places.

58 What is the importance of the Chesapeake Bay?

59 The Chesapeake Bay provided a safe harbor and was a source of food and other transportation.

60 What are the 4 major rivers in Virginia from North to South?

61 Potamac Rappahannock York James

62 Which river is this?

63 Rappahannock River

64 Which river is this?

65 York River

66 Which river is this?

67 Potomac River

68 Which river is this?

69 James River

70 Which cities are on the James River?

71 The James River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Richmond and Jamestown are located along the James River.

72 Which city is on the York River?

73 The York River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Yorktown is located along the York River.

74 Which city is on the Rappahannock River?

75 The Rappahannock River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Fredericksburg is located along the Rappahannock River.

76 Which city is on the Potomac River?

77 The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Alexandria is located along the Potomac River.

78 What is the importance of the rivers? (What did they provide?)

79 Each river was a source of food and provided a pathway for exploration and settlement of Virginia.

80 What is the Eastern Shore?

81 The Eastern Shore is a peninsula bordered by the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.


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