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  1. Social Studies Week One THIRD Grade

  2. South Carolina is in what geographic region of the United States?

  3. The Southeastern Region

  4. What landforms or bodies of water border SC on the north, south, east and west sides of the state?

  5. North: North Carolina • South: Georgia • East: Atlantic Ocean • West: Georgia

  6. Which SC region is located near the Atlantic Ocean?

  7. The Coastal Zone Region

  8. In what climate region is South Carolina located?

  9. Humid, subtropical climate region

  10. What are the four major river basins of South Carolina?

  11. The PeeDee, the Santee, the Edisto, and the Savannah River Basins

  12. What is the name of the mountain range in South Carolina? Why are these mountains rounded?

  13. The Blue Ridge Mountains. • They are rounded because they are very old and have been weathered down.

  14. What is the difference between a swamp and a marsh?

  15. Swamps are wetlands that have mainly trees and bushes; Marshes are wetlands that have primarily grasses.

  16. 1 2 3 Identify the regions of our state numbered above:

  17. 1. Piedmont Region • 2. Sandhills Region • 3. Coastal Zone Region

  18. Name four major cities in South Carolina:

  19. Charleston, Greenville, SpartanburgColumbia

  20. What is unique about the lakes found in South Carolina?

  21. All of the lakes found in SC are man-made, formed by damming of rivers

  22. Population Key: Square: 30,000 to 50,000 Circle: 50,000 to 90,000 Triangle: 90,000 or more Which cities would a business think about moving to if they wanted the largest population nearby?

  23. Charleston, Columbia

  24. Which highway would be best to use if traveling from Charleston to Spartanburg?

  25. Interstate 26 North all the way from Charleston to Spartanburg

  26. What city is the capital of South Carolina and how is it identified on a map?

  27. Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and has a star instead of a dot to identify it on a map.

  28. What type of soil is found in the Piedmont which is not good for farming?

  29. Red clay soil

  30. Which highway would be best to use if traveling from Rock Hill to Columbia?

  31. Interstate 77 South from Rock Hill to Columbia

  32. Which of the regions in SC is known for its rolling hills and extremely fertile soil?

  33. Inner Coastal Plain Region

  34. Which region in SC is mountainous and has many hardwood forests, streams and waterfalls?

  35. Blue Ridge Mountain Region

  36. Which region in SC has many rivers and swamps in it?

  37. Outer Coastal Plain Region

  38. Which region in SC follows the Atlantic Ocean, consists of barrier islands, marshes and natural harbors and has a large tourism industry?

  39. Coastal Zone Region

  40. Which region in SC most resembles a desert ecosystem?

  41. Sandhills Region

  42. Which region in SC has swift flowing rivers supplying water power, red clay, and is at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

  43. Piedmont Region