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  1. SPI’s Covered 7.3.5, 7.3.3, and 7.3.12 I CAN identify the major river systems of Tennessee (Tennessee, Mississippi, Cumberland, Duck, and Elk Rivers) I CAN identify the 3 Grand Divisions of Tennessee I CAN identify the six physical regions of Tennessee ( Gulf Coastal Plain, Highland Rim, Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Valley and Ridge, and the Unaka Mountains). Physical Regions of Tennesseefrom West to East

  2. Coastal Plain Highland Rim Central Basin Cumberland Plateau Tennessee Valley and Ridge Unaka Mountains (Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/videos Physical Regions of Tennesseefrom West to East

  3. Coastal Plains • Major Port City on the Mississippi River is: • Memphis • Lowest Elevation in Tennessee • Tennessee River is the dividing line between Coastal Plain and Highland Rim • Other cities in the Coastal Plain – Jackson, Dyersburg, Union City

  4. Highland Rim • Surrounds the Central Basin • Coastal Plain to the West and Cumberland Plateau to the East • Cities on the Highland Rim include: • Clarksville, Lawrenceburg, Winchester, Portland, Tullahoma, McMinnville, and yes Manchester

  5. Central Basin • Lower in elevation that Highland Rim • Surrounded by the Highland Rim • Major cities include: • State Capital of Nashville • Murfreesboro • Franklin, Lebanon, Gallatin, and Columbia

  6. Cumberland Plateau • Located East of the Highland Rim and West of the Tennessee Valley and Ridge • Narrow flat plateau from Kentucky to Alabama and Georgia • Major Cities include: Cookeville, Sparta, Livingston, Spencer, Tracy City, Sewanee and Monteagle

  7. Tennessee Valley and Ridge • Cumberland Plateau to the West and Unaka Mountains to the East • Tennessee River flows through the Tennessee Valley and Ridge • Major cities include: Knoxville, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Dayton, and Morristown

  8. Unaka Mountains • Tennessee Valley and Ridge to the West and North Carolina to the East • Highest Elevations in Tennessee • Appalachian Mountains aka Smoky Mountains • Major Cities include: Bristol, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Kingsport, and Gatlinburg

  9. Tennessee’s Physical Regions • Which region is west of the Highland Rim? • Coastal Plain • Which Region is East of the Tennessee Valley and Ridge? • Unaka Mountains • Name the region that is surrounded by the Highland Rim. • Central Basin

  10. Tennessee’s Physical Regions • Which Region of Tennessee is Manchester located in? • Highland Rim • To the East of the Highland Rim is the… • Cumberland Plateau • Chattanooga and Knoxville are in …… • Tennessee Valley and Ridge

  11. Tennessee’s Physical Regions • Which Region of Tennessee is Nashville located in? • Central Basin • Memphis is located in what region? • Costal Plain • Chattanooga and Knoxville are in …… • Tennessee Valley and Ridge

  12. Tennessee’s Physical Regions • Which Region of Tennessee is Bristol located in? • Unaka Mountains • Cookeville is located in what region? • Cumberland Plateau • Winchester and McMinnville are in …… • Highland Rim

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  15. Rivers of Tennessee • Which river forms the western boundary of Tennessee? • Mississippi • Which river separates West TN from Middle TN? • Tennessee • Which river flows through Nashville? • Cumberland • Which river forms in the Unaka Mountains and flows through Chattanooga? • Tennessee

  16. Tennessee Facts • There are 3 navigable rivers in Tennessee. • Tennessee River • Mississippi River • Cumberland River • Nashville is the Capital of Tennessee • Memphis is our most populated city • There are 3 Grand Divisions in Tennessee • West, Middle, and East Tennessee

  17. Tennessee Facts • Tennessee is bordered by 8 States • Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas • The Mississippi River makes up the western border of Tennessee • State Animal is the Raccoon • State Bird is the Mockingbird • State Tree is the Tulip Poplar • State Song is “The Tennessee Waltz”http://www.raypfob.com/tennesseewaltz.htm