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STARTER 2/18/2010 1.What government sponsored event happens every 10 years, and counts all US citizens? 2.In order for Tennessee’s congressional districts.

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2 STARTER 2/18/ What government sponsored event happens every 10 years, and counts all US citizens? 2.In order for Tennessee’s congressional districts to change, what must first change? 3.What is the major mountain of South America? 4.What is the major mountain of Russia? 5.What term is defined by the number of babies born per 1000 people? 6.What term refers to the gradual increase in price levels? 7.What are the 2 primary causes of erosion? 8.What religion studies the Quran?

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4 Tennessee: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW Select the major resources, industrial, and agricultural products from the 3 grand divisions from a map of TN Identify the major river systems of TN Select the natural resources found in the 3 grand divisions of TN (coal, copper, timber, plants, animals) Identify the six physical regions of Tennessee (i.e., Unaka Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Cumberland Plateau, Highland Rim, Central Basin, and Gulf Coastal Plain)

5 Tennessee: The Random Facts Origin of State Name: “The Meeting Place” Nickname: “The Volunteer State” Capital City: Nashville State Motto: “Agriculture and Commerce”

6 Total Area: 42,146 sq mi (36 th )

7 TENNESSEE: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

8 Trivia Contest!!!!! Who can tell me where these 3 stars come from in the TN flag? Answer: 3 Stars = 3 Grand Divisions of Tennessee

9 3 Grand Divisions of TN: East

10 3 Grand Divisions of TN: Middle

11 3 Grand Divisions of TN: West

12 TN: MAJOR RIVER SYSTEMS MISSISSIPPI RIVER TENNESSEE RIVER CUMBERLAND RIVER TENNESSEE RIVER

13 6 Physical Regions of Tennessee

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15 1. The Unaka Mountains run all the way along Tennessee's border with North Carolina. The Unaka Mountains contain rugged terrain, rushing streams and heavily forested slopes. The Smokies are a subset of the Unakas.

16 2. Valley and Ridge (also known as the Great Valley of Tennessee) -- is a series of valleys divided by ridges and low hills that runs through most of east Tennessee. The Tennessee River is formed in this region. This where Bradley County is located.

17 3. The Cumberland Plateau -- As you ride from west to east through Tennessee, you suddenly go WAY UP elevation wise at the Cumberland Plateau, a rugged upland region that extends from the Kentucky border in the north to the Georgia and Alabama border to the south.

18 4./5. Highland Rim and Central Basin (also known as the Nashville Basin)-- Middle Tennessee is divided into two regions. The outer ring of Middle Tennessee is considered the Highland Rim. The Central Basin is slightly lower than and completely surrounded by the Highland Rim.

19 6. Gulf Coastal Plain -- The entire western third of the state is considered Gulf Coastal Plain. This is where the elevation of the state is lowest and the land is flattest.

20 Elevation Profile of TN

21 Time to Dance!!!!!!

22 Select the natural resources found in the 3 grand divisions of TN (coal, copper, timber, plants, animals) EAST WEST MIDDLE

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