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1 History Focus #2In paragraph form, describe the location of Georgia in relation to hemispheres, continent, country, and region.
2 Unit 1- Georgia’s Geography Standard: 8G1- Describe Georgia with regard to physical features and locationLocate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheresDescribe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal PlainLocate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and Barrier IslandsEvaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development
3 Georgia’s Physical Geography Georgia Land Regions
4 Where Do You Live?You live on Planet Earth in the Western Hemisphere, on the continent of North America, in the country of the United States of America. More specifically, you live in the southeastern region in the state of Georgia.
5 Where We AreBordered by South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, and the Atlantic Ocean.Georgia also has small barrier islands on its coast
6 Where We AreGeorgia is a southern state and considered a part of the deep south.It is also a part of the SUNBELT (a group of southern states that stretch from the East Coast to California).It is very popular for people and businesses due to the moderate climate.
7 Georgia’s Natural Region Georgia is divided into natural regions: the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Appalachian Mountain Region.
8 Appalachian Mountains This region is the highest and most rugged area. The mountains stretch from Canada to Alabama.The region also includes several smaller regions: the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Ridge and Valley Region, and the Appalachian Plateau Region.
9 Appalachian Mountains The highest point in Ga is Brasstown Bald Mountain at 4,784 feet above sea level.Contains a fault line, called the Brevard Fault, that can result in earthquake activityMany counties in this region have commercial forests or marble quarries
10 The PiedmontThis is an area of gently rolling hills. It is at the bottom of the Appalachian Mountains.Elevations range from 600 feet to over 2000 feet above the sea level.It divides the mountains from the coast and the species of plants found in Ga.
11 Piedmont Region Stone Mountain is a large mass of granite About 300 million years oldLarge supply of granite in this region
12 Coastal Plain The Coastal Plain makes up about 60% of the state. It is the southernmost region.It is divided into the Inner Coastal Plain and the Outer Coastal Plain.
13 Outer Coastal PlainIncludes the Okefenokee Swamp, the marshes of Glynn, and the Golden Isles (barrier islands).
14 Outer Coastal Plain Importance- Okefenokee Swamp is a habitat for wildlifeMarshes of Glynn filters out pollutants from rivers that discharge into the oceanBarrier islands protect the coastal zone from storms and waves of the Atlantic Ocean
15 Inner Coastal PlainsMost farmland is found in the Inner Coastal Plain.The region contains level land to gently sloping, sandy soilOne of the most productive farming regions in America due to the warm sun and moistureLand gradually rises to a system of hills known as the Fall Line
16 The Fall ZoneThe fall line stretches from Augusta to Columbus. It is several miles wide and marks the transition between the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont Region.
17 The Fall ZoneRivers flow over the granite beds in the higher elevations and drops down into the lower elevation of the coastal plain. The water forms rapids or waterfallsIt is home to many important mining operationsGeorgia has the world’s largest deposit of kaolin
18 Georgia’s Weather and Climate Difference between weather and climate?Affected by winds that blow from the west towards the eastResults in snow, rainstorms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes
19 Georgia’s Weather and Climate Year-round warm, moist climate with hot summers and mild wintersGA’s climate is called Humid-SubtropicalDepends on regions
20 Georgia’s Weather and Climate Affects of climate on GA’s economyClimate has greatly benefited agricultureBecause of our calm climate GA has saved revenue that many other states have to spend on weather damageAttracted many businesses to the state
21 Geography Quiz*Use the atlas on page 534 of your textbook to answer the following questions.1. What is the capital city of Georgia?2. What two states border Georgia on the north?3. What state borders Georgia on the west?4. What state borders Georgia on the south?5. What state borders Georgia on the northeast?6. What ocean borders Georgia on the southeast?7. What is the name of the river that forms Georgia's eastern border?8. What is the name of the river that flows across part of Georgia and then forms much of Georgia's western border?9. What is the name of the swamp in southern Georgia?10. In which part of the USA is Georgia located: northeast, northwest, southeast, or southwest?