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1In the following presentation you will find information about the five geographic regions of Virginia.Read and enjoy!Try the multiple choice questions. Refer to yourVirginia History SOL booklets for help!
2The Five Geographic Regions of Virginia Coastal Plain (Tidewater)Blue Ridge MountainsPiedmontValley and RidgeAppalachian Plateau
3Distinctive Characteristics of each region Coastal Plain(Tidewater)low, flat landsandy soillocated near the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Baylocated east of the Fall LineOur peninsula, the Northern Neck, is located in this region.
4The Peninsulas and their bordering bodies of water: Northern Neck : bordered by the Potomac and the Rappahannock riversMiddle Peninsula :bordered by the Rappahannock and the York riversThe Peninsula :bordered by the York and the James riversThe Eastern Shore Peninsula : bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean
5Piedmont The word Piedmont means (land at the foot of the mountains) rolling hills (Look at the picture on page 61 in your textbook)located west of the Fall LineThis is Virginia’s largest region. It is also called the Plateau.( A plateau is a large, raised ,level piece of land)Our state capital, Richmond,is located here.
6The Fall LineThis is part of the Piedmont region.It has many waterfalls and rapids.The waterfalls prevented further travel on the rivers during Colonial Virginia and this cause towns tospring up. The towns later became cities like Richmond, Fredericksburg,Alexandria, Petersburg,and later Emporia.They are all Fall Line cities because they grew up along major Virginia rivers.
7Fall Line cities and the Rivers they developed along Alexandria was developedalong the Potomac River.Fredericksburg was developedalong the Rappahannock River.Richmond was developedalong the James River.Petersburg was developed alongthe Appomattox River.Emporia was developed along theMeherrin River.
8Petersburg Emporia Alexandria Potomac River Rappahannock River James RiverPetersburgEmporia
9Let’s Review Look at the previous slide if you need help at any time. A. On what river was the Fall Line city of Alexandria developed?That’s right! Potomac!B. On what river was our state capital, Richmond, developed?Well, James River, of course!C. Name the Fall Line city that’s located directly south of Petersburg.Did you say Emporia? Good!D. On what river did this city develop ?Meherrin River!
10Let’s imagine that you are one of the early settlers traveling on the Potomac River. You’re now approaching a sudden drop in the waythat your ship was moving. What do you think could have happened?Go to the next slide and look closely! Click the back-arrow tocome back to this slide!Now. Let’s go back. Did you see how difficult it would be to continueyour journey. You would actually have to get out of your boat andbarter, or trade your goods in order to walk around the falls and thenget back in your boat once it has gotten around the falls.
12Look again! Would it be possible for a boat to travel with ease on waterlike this?No, Ididn’t thinkthat youwould likeit!
13Blue Ridge MountainsOld, rounded mountains(stretching from Pennsylvania to Georgia)part of the Appalachian Mountain system(This mountain system stretches from Canada to Alabama.ridge = a line of hills or mountainslocated between the Piedmont and Valley and Ridge regionsSource of many rivers
14Valley and RidgeIncludes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges (the GreatValley lies between the Allegheny and theBlue Ridge Mountains)It is rugged due to many high and rocky peaks.The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Valley and Ridge Regions are part of the Appalachian Mountain system.Located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains
15Appalachian PlateauPlateau : an area of elevated land that is flat on toplocated in Southwest Virginiabordered by the states of Tennessee and Kentucky
18Virginia’s Products and Industries Coastal Plain(Tidewater)Shipbuilding, tourism,federal military installationsSeafoodTobacco products,information technologyTechnology, federal and stategovernment,farming,textilesPiedmontBlue RidgeMountainsApplesRecreationValley and RidgeFarmingPoultry, applesCoal miningAppalachianPlateauCoal
19Facts about some Virginia cities: Norfolk : home to the largest Naval Base in VirginiaThere are a lot of people working in military jobshere.Newport News : home to the largest shipbuilding yards in theUnited StatesVirginia Beach : well known resort cityThis city helps Virginia’s tourism industry.This is Virginia’s most populated independent city.
20Federal and State Government The state government is led by the governor.Our former governor of the state of Virginia is James Gilmore.He stayed in Richmond, our state capital, in thehouse known as the Governor’s Mansion.
21Virginia’s First African - American Governor Lawrence Douglas Wilderwas the first African- Ameri-can to be governor of Virginia.He was also the first African -American governor in the U.S.since Reconstruction.
22Which of these isn’t one of Virginia’s five geographic regions? A. Coastal Plain (Tidewater)B. PiedmontC. Valley & RidgeD. Rocky MountainsE. Appalachian Plateau
23Which region is farthest west? A. Appalachian PlateauB. Atlantic OceanC. Coastal Plain (Tidewater)D. Eastern ShoreWES
24Which region is directly west of the Fall Line? A. Appalachian PlateauB. PiedmontC. Valley & RidgeD. Coastal Plain (Tidewater)
25In which region is Richmond located? A. Coastal Plain (Tidewater)B. PiedmontC. Eastern Shore PeninsulaD. Northern Neck Peninsula
26Which of Virginia’s regions is the largest? A. PiedmontB. Coastal Plain (Tidewater)C. Appalachian PlateauD. Blue Ridge Mountain
27Which rivers border the Northern Neck Peninsula? A. Pamunkey River, James RiverB. Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic OceanC. Rappahannock River, Potomac RiverD. James River, York River
28Which two geographic regions are separated by the Fall Line?A. Blue Ridge Mountains, PiedmontB.Valley & Ridge, Appalachian PlateauC.Coastal Plain (Tidewater), PiedmontD.Valley & Ridge,Blue Ridge Mt.
29In which of Virginia’s regions would you live? (Tidewater)In which of Virginia’s regions would you live?A. Valley & RidgeB. PiedmontC. Coastal Plain (Tidewater)D. Appalachian Plateau
30Which of Virginia’s regions is closest to the state of Kentucky? A. Blue Ridge MountainsB. Appalachian PlateauC. Valley & RidgeD. Piedmont
31Which peninsula is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay? A. PiedmontB. Eastern Shore PeninsulaC. Valley & RidgeD. Northern Neck Peninsula
32Which of Virginia’s geographic regions is known for having rolling hills as one of its characteristics?A.Coastal Plain (Tidewater)B. Shenandoah ValleyC. PiedmontD. Valley and Ridge
33D. waterfalls and rapids Which of the following would’ve contributed a lot to the development of early Fall Line towns?A. pathwaysB. rapids and valleysC. highwaysD. waterfalls and rapids
34How were the rivers useful to the early colonists of Colonial Virginia? A. They provided a place for gathering rocks andjewels.B. They provided pathways for exploration and werea source of food to all who wanted some.C. They were a good source of food for all animals.D. They provided pathways for exploration and sail.
35Which of the following is a major characteristic of a plateau? A.hills and valleysB. ridges and valleysC. elevated land that is flat on topD. mountainous land