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Common Permanent Characteristics
Who/what Group do I belong? Range in sizes 6 inches to 96 inches Possess vibrant colors Full of information television
Who/what Group do I belong? Round full eyes Soft peachy colored arms and legs Speaks English, Spanish, and German Anglo-Saxon
Who/what Group do I belong? I am made of steel and fiberglass I am popular to all ages My price ranges from inexpensive to expensive I am a great tool for transportation bicycle
Who/what Group do I belong? Full of information I can speak or remain silent I entertain and enlighten I can expand to be 17 inches wide or shrink to 6 inches I can fit in your hands Laptop computer
How does geography determine the economy? Choices- agriculture, trade, industry, fishing, transportation, recreation Be sure to justify w/ an example 1.Appalachian Plateau- 2.Blue Ridge 3.Ridge and Valley 1.recreation 2. recreation 3. agriculture & recreation
Characterize the Appalachian Plateau Rocky Mtns. Cool temp (most of yr) Limestone caves Deep canyons/valley Abundance of interesting rock formations
Characterize the Ridge and Valley Region Located between the Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge Region Flat, low fertile farmlands (yet little farming) Elevation 700-1,600 ft. above sea level Best known for city of Dalton bka Carpet Capital of the World
Justify Manufacturing is the basis of Thomasville’s economy. Remember 3 factual statements to justify.
Characterize the Blue Ridge mtns (Brasstown Bald) Talluah Gorge & Helen
What do you do first? Take out your theme notebook. On the next available line label “Check Yourself”. You are to answer the six questions. Feel free to use your notes. You have 8 mins.
Check Yourself 1. Where did GA get its name? 2. List the 5 states which border GA. 3. List 2 large bodies of water bordering GA. 4. The highest peak in GA is located in which region? 5. TAG is the area located around which region? 6. What is the basis of economy for App. Plateau?...Ridge and Valley? Blue Ridge?
How does geography determine the economy? Natural resources –Landforms –Vegetation (trees, plants, crops) –Water sources –Weather (climate-harsh/mild winters, harsh/mild summers) precipitation –Basis of Economy: transportation, manufacturing, recreation, agriculture, fishing, &/or trade
Piedmont Region Begins in the foothills of northern Ga & goes to Central part of state Gentle sloping hills & valley in north; flatlands in the South Piedmont= “foot of the mtns” Granite-based landform makes up 1/3 of state’s land area GA red clay
½ states’ pop Known for production of wheat, soybean, corn, poultry, cattle
Fall Line Separates Piedmont and Coastal Region 3 cities have grown up along the fall line: Augusta, Macon, Columbus
Inner Coastal Occupies 3/5 of state Largest region Mild climate-good supply of water Major agriculture region of state
Outer Coastal Okefenokee Swamp (681 sq. mi) Ware Co Barrier Islands block wind and water erosion of beaches “Isles of Gold”- Tybee, St. Simons, Jeykll, Cumberland Does not have fertile soil
Chapter 1 check up 2 1.List the 5 geographic regions. 2.TAG stands for ________________. 3.Our states’ capital is located in which region? 4.What is the largest region of the state? 5.Smallest? 6.½ of the states’ population is found in what region
5 Geographic Regions What do you really know? 1. the textile industry has been one of Georgia’s primary industries. The textile industry developed mainly along the –Coastal Plain –Altamaha River –Fall line * –Chattahoochee River
2.Janet lives in Thomasville, GA. She is going to college at the University of Maine in the fall. Which of the following will she need that she may not already have? –Bathing suit –Designer jeans –Warm coat * –White sandals
3.A rural area in GA is best described as having a –Large population concentrated in a small area –Moderate population located near large cities –Few cities and towns that have close ties to each other –Small population scattered across a relatively large area *
4.Why was the physical feature of the Fall Line important in the development of modern GA? –Tourists are attracted to its natural beauty –It has an abundance of timber and minerals –The soil there is fertile for growing cotton and other crops –Its many fast-flowing streams provide hydroelectric power *
5.The estuaries of GA are located where rivers –Cascade down the Fall Line –Flow into the ocean * –Flow into the Okefenokee Swamp –Merge together
6.Which statement is true about a part of Georgia’s ecosystem? –The Okefenokee Swamp is a critical saltwater marsh –Fish, shrimp, and crabs are plentiful along the Fall Line –Saltwater wetlands along the coast are vital to the food chain * –The coastal areas receive more precipitation that the mtns.
7.Which of the following is considered a natural resource found in GA’s coastal plains? –Rapidly flowing rivers –Fertile soil for farming * –Coal deposits and natural gas –Bedrock, such as granite and marble