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  1. Warm-UpAugust 15, 2013 • Find your seat QUIETLY • Copy down agenda for the day in the S.S. section of your notebook. • Warm-Up: • Using your notes and the Georgia Studies book draw and label the five regions of Georgia. • Be sure to include key physical features we have discussed (Barrier Islands, Savannah River, Chattahoochee River, Okefenokee Swamp, Fall Line)

  2. Georgia’s Five Regions • SS8G1 – The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location. • (SS8G1b) – Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

  3. Appalachian Plateau • Where is it? • Northwestern part of Georgia • TAG corner (where Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia meet) • Georgia’s smallest region • Physical Features: • Long narrow valleys • Flat topped mountains • Waterfalls • Forests

  4. Appalachian Plateau • Climate: • Mild summers/mild winters • Economy: • Mining- Coal • Timber • Mild summers/mild winters • Limited agriculture due to poor soil

  5. Appalachian Plateau • Major Cities and Towns: • La Fayette • Fort Oglethorpe • Chickamauga • Famous Sites: • Lookout Mountain • Chickamauga National Military Park • Cloudland Canyon

  6. Valley and Ridge • Where is it? • Between Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge • Physical Features: • Low valleys • Narrow ridges • Lake Altoona • Carters Lake • Climate: • Mild summers/ mild winters

  7. Valley and Ridge • Economy: • Textiles • Carpets (Dalton is the carpet capital of the world) • Apples • Wheat • Land is used for harvesting hardwood and pine • The area was traditionally a mining region • Valleys used for agriculture

  8. Valley and Ridge • Major towns and cities: • Dalton • Rome • Famous Sites: • Pigeon Mountain • Berry College

  9. Blue Ridge • Where is it? • Northeastern corner of Georgia • Physical Features: • Appalachian Mountains • Brasstown Bald • Highest mountain peak in GA • Waterfalls • Gorges

  10. Blue Ridge • Climate: • Mild summer/cold winters • Precipitation provides water for the rest of the state • Receives the most precipitation in the state • Economy: • Mining • Tourism • Timber • Apple • Vegetable farming

  11. Blue Ridge • Major cities: • Dahlonega • Blue Ridge • Helen • Famous Sites: • Brasstown Bald • Beginning of Appalachian Trail • Amicola Falls • Tallulah Gorge

  12. Georgia’s Climate • Georgia has a temperate climate that has a large effect on the state’s economy and development. • Tourism • Mountains attract hikers and skiers • Costal Plain attracts beach goers • Agriculture • Longer growing season • Textiles (Georgia’s oldest industry) was established because of the cotton crop • Georgia is the leader in production of lumber and pulpwood • Businesses • Many corporations relocated to Georgia because employees enjoy the warmer climate