Presentation on theme: "Jeopardy! Tidewater Region Piedmont Region"— Presentation transcript:
1Jeopardy! 100 100 200 300 400 500 Tidewater Region Piedmont Region Blue Ridge Mountain RegionValley and Ridge RegionAppalachian Plateau Region100100200300400500
2Where is the Tidewater (Coastal Plain) Region located and what does the land look like?
3The Tidewater Region is located east of the Fall Line, along the eastern coast of VA. The land is low and flat. An important feature of this region is the many rivers that rise and fall with the Atlantic ocean tides.
4What is a peninsula? What peninsulas are present in the Tidewater Region?
5A peninsula is a piece of land surrounded by water on three sides. The Eastern Shore of VA is part of the Delmarva Peninsula, and four major rivers flowing across the Tidewater form three peninsulas.
7People had no cars, trucks, or railroads, so they depended on the rivers for transportation. Farmers could load their crops on boats to be shipped long distances. People traveled on the rivers to see other places.
8Name four major rivers of Virginia and the cities that are located on each.
9Potomac River- Alexandria Rappahannock River- Fredericksburg York River- YorktownJames River- Jamestown and Richmond
10Name a product of the Tidewater Region Name a product of the Tidewater Region. Name the industries of the Tidewater region.
11Industries: shipbuilding, tourism, federal military installations Product: seafoodIndustries: shipbuilding, tourism, federal military installations
12Where is the Piedmont Region located and what does the land look like?
13The Piedmont Region is located west of the Tidewater and east of the Blue Ridge Mountain Region. The Piedmont is a plateau, meaning it is a large, high, almost level piece of land.
15The Fall Line is at the eastern edge of the Piedmont Region where the land drops down and rivers tumble onto the flat Tidewater land.
16How did the Fall Line affect the growth of early Virginian settlements?
17When ships carrying goods reached the Fall Line, they could travel no further. Goods going west had to be carried to the Fall Line for shipment and goods going east had to be unloaded at the Fall Line. So, markets and cities grew up along the Fall Line.
18In what Piedmont Region city did Ms.Szachowicz go to college?
19(University of Virginia) Charlottesville(University of Virginia)
20Name a product of the Piedmont Region Name a product of the Piedmont Region. Name the industries of the Piedmont region.
21Product: tobaccoIndustries: farming, textiles, technology, federal and state government
22Where is the Blue Ridge Mountain Region located and what does the land look like?
23The Blue Ridge Mountain Region is located west of the Piedmont and east of the Valley and Ridge Region.The Blue Ridge is a line of mountains and hills that run diagonally across Virginia.
24What larger system of mountains is this region a part of? What is the highest mountain peak in Virginia?
32Where is the Valley and Ridge Region located and what does the land look like?
33It is made of ridges (line of mountains) separated by low valleys. The Valley and Ridge Region is located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and east of the Appalachian Plateau Region.It is made of ridges (line of mountains) separated by low valleys.
34What two main areas make up the Valley and Ridge Region?
36What about the Shenandoah Valley made it important to American Indians and European settlers?
37American Indians used it as a natural highway for trade and hunting trips. Many Europeans were attracted to the Shenandoah Valley because of its beauty and fertile soil for farming.
38Name three of the Valley and Ridge Region’s natural wonders Name three of the Valley and Ridge Region’s natural wonders. How were these created?
39Natural Chimneys, Natural Tunnel, Natural Bridge, Cumberland Gap, Luray Caverns, Endless Caverns, Grand CavernsThese natural wonders were formed from water wearing away rock over a long period of time. The soft rock wears away more quickly than harder rock, creating rock forms and gaps.
40Name two products of the Valley and Ridge Region Name two products of the Valley and Ridge Region. Name the industry of the Valley and Ridge Region.
42Where is the Appalachian Plateau Region located and what does the land look like?
43The Appalachian Plateau is located west of the Valley and Ridge Region and is in the southwestern corner of Virginia.It is part of the Cumberland Plateau. Steep mountainsides drop into deep gorges (hollows).
44What five states border Virginia? Bonus 100 points: Which of the bordering states does the Appalachian Plateau Region touch?
45Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina Bonus: West Virginia and Kentucky
46Why have no major cities developed in the Appalachian Plateau?
47The region lacks (does not have) major rivers and good farmland.
48How did the appearance of railroads in the 1800s change the economy (the producing and using of goods and services) of the Appalachian Plateau Region?
49People were able to ship coal to distant places People were able to ship coal to distant places. Coal mining became a big business.
50Name a product of the Appalachian Plateau Region Name a product of the Appalachian Plateau Region. Name the industries of the Appalachian Plateau Region.
51(deep mining vs. surface mining) Product: coalIndustry: coal mining(deep mining vs. surface mining)
52Come in tomorrow ready to show off your stuff on your VA regions TEST! You are all experts at Virginia geography and the features of the five regions of Virginia!Come in tomorrow ready to show off your stuff on your VA regions TEST!