Presentation on theme: "Unit 1 Lesson 1 Where is New Jersey?"— Presentation transcript:
1Unit 1 Lesson 1 Where is New Jersey? Where is new jersey located and what are its natural regions and major cities?
2Vocabulary Continent Relative location Region Physical characteristics UrbanSuburbRural
3New Jersey in the WorldContinent: one of the seven largest landmasses on Earth.New Jersey is in North America.New Jersey is in the United States.
4New Jersey in the WorldRelative Location: where something is in relation to other places on EarthCompared to other states, New Jersey is:South of New YorkEast of PennsylvaniaNorth of DelawareCompared to bodies of water, New Jersey is:Southeast of the Hudson RiverWest of the Atlantic OceanEast of the Delaware RiverNorth of the Delaware BayCompared to major U.S. cities, New Jersey is:West of New York CityEast of Philadelphia
5A Northeastern StateRegion: an area with features that set it apart from other areas
6The Northeast Region Northeastern part of the United States Smallest part of the countryIncludes 10 states: ME, NH, VT, CT, MA, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DEEastern border is the Atlantic OceanNorthern border is CanadaRocky north coastSandy southern coastInland area has green hills and rolling valleysLake Erie and Lake Ontario to the WestAppalachian Mountains through the center
7Physical Characteristics Features formed by natureNatural regions are based on physical characteristicsSimilar land features, bodies of water, or climate
8New Jersey’s Natural Regions Four natural regions:Appalachian Ridge and ValleyHighlandsPiedmontAtlantic Coastal Plain
9Where People LiveNew Jersey is one of the smallest states, but has one of the largest populations.Community Types:Urban: cities/large populationSuburban: communities that surround cities/medium populationRural: countryside/small population
10New Jersey’s Communities Largest Urban area in NJ is the northeast.Major cities: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, BayonneNewark is the largest city.Trenton is the capital city.Southeast and Northwest corners of New Jersey are mostly rural.Popular vacation spots.
11Social Studies Classwork Color “United States Regions” map using the map key as a guide. Remember to use colored pencils.Complete the “Types of Communities” graphic organizer.Fill each section with pictures and words describing the community type.This will be collected for a classwork grade.