Lesson 1 Vocabulary Geography: the study of places and people who live in those places Landform: a feature on the surface of the land Elevation: the height of a landform Wetland: land that is covered by water during part of the year
A Question to Ponder Is the land in your community flat, hilly, wet, or dry?
Main Idea Louisiana has many landforms, rich soil, and varied plant life.
Why does Louisiana geography matter? People use the land and water in the state.
Lesson 1 Review Pg. 25 1.Describe Louisiana using the words landform, elevation, and wetland. 2.List two details that tell about this main idea: Louisiana has many landforms and bodies of water. 3.How does Louisiana’s coast differ from the northern part of the state? 4.How do storms affect Louisiana’s coast? 5.Why is water important to Louisiana?
Lesson 2 Vocabulary Region Natural Resources Climate Agriculture
Lesson 2 Vocabulary Region: an area that has particular features that make it different than from other areas Natural Resources: things found in nature that are useful to people Climate: the usual weather of a place over a long time Agriculture: farming
Louisiana Geography Brochure 1.Fold your paper into thirds. 2.On the cover you should have A Creative Title A map of Louisiana (with the capital city labeled) Your name 3.Panel 1: Louisiana Landforms Louisiana Landforms written as the title A list of landforms A picture of two different landforms (label them.) 4.Panel 2: Water in Louisiana Water in Louisiana written as the title A list of types of water in Louisiana A picture of two different water ways (label them.)
Louisiana Geography Brochure 5. Panel 3: Louisiana Regions Louisiana Regions written as the title A list of three major regions in the map on page 31 A color coded map showing the regions of Louisiana (use page 31) 6. Panel 4: Natural Resources Natural resources written as the title A list of renewable resources and a list of nonrenewable resources A picture of two different natural resources 7. Panel 5: About the Author About the author written as the title A paragraph telling about you A picture of you
Why do Louisiana’s climate and regions matter? Louisiana regions and climates help describe what the state is like.
Lesson 2 Review Pg. 33 1.Write a paragraph about Louisiana, using the words natural, resources, and climate. 2.List two resources in the category of renewable resources. 3.Which region of Louisiana has the most farmland? 4.In what ways do natural resources help provide jobs? 5.Compare and contrast Louisiana’s Gulf Coastal Plains regions and its Mississippi Alluvial Plain Region.