2Lesson 1 – Alabama’s Regions Our state has many different kinds of landforms.The green areas on the map are the lowest points.The brown areas on the map are the highest points.
3Our 5 Regions Highland Rim region- Located in the northwestern corner of AlabamaLand is hillyIt is to the west of the Appalachian Mountains
4Our 5 Regions Cumberland Plateau region- Located southeast of the Highland RimHas plateaus, which are large areas of flat land that are higher than the land around itIt has the Appalachian Mountains
5Our 5 Regions Ridge and Valley region- Located east of the Cumberland PlateauJagged and uneven landIt has valleys and sharp mountain ridgesThe city of Birmingham is in this region
6Our 5 Regions Piedmont region- Located south and east of the first 3 regionsSimilar in height to the Cumberland Plateau, but lower than the Ridge and ValleyIt has Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in the state
7Our 5 Regions Coastal Plain region- The largest landform region in AlabamaForests in the northern part, sandy soils in the southern part, and rich farmland in betweenMainly flat land
8Lesson 2 – Alabama’s Rivers We have three main river systemsAlabama – Coosa – TallapoosaTennesseeBlack Warrior – Tombigbee
9River SystemsTwo of Alabama’s river systems are connected by the Tennessee – Tombigbee Waterway, which helps Alabama transport goods to other places in the world.
10Dams were built to hold back water and to control the flow Generators in the dams use the power of the water to produce electricity This is called hydroelectric power
12Lesson 3 – Alabamians and the Environment We have many natural resourcesNatural resources are things in the environment that people can use.WaterSoilForests
13Natural ResourcesOur temperate climate and rich soil is good for farmingOur major crops areCornSoybeansPeanuts
14Natural Resources Trees are an important resource in Alabama They provide wood, which is a raw materialA raw material is something that is changed so that people can use it
15Natural ResourcesPeople in Alabama have changed the natural environmentThere is now less farmland, and forests are being cut down to make new housesThere are groups in Alabama that are trying to conserve, or save, our natural environment
16George Washington Carver He found that peanuts and sweet potatoes grew well in Alabama and invented many different uses for them