Appalachian and Ridge & Valley- Regions of Georgia

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Information about Appalachian and Ridge & Valley- Regions of Georgia

Published on March 28, 2014

Author: rdonaldson1



PPT for Georgia'a Geographic Regions

Daily Agenda 1. Warm up 2. Essential Question 3. ML – Appalachian Plateau & Ridge & Valley Regions 4. Student Work – Map Activity (DO NOT FINISH THIS FOR HOMEWORK!!!!!) 5. Closing

Warm-up (Discuss with a friend – you do NOT have to write you answers on paper ) 1. What is the consequence when you go to the bathroom during class? 2. What causes students to misbehave in class? 3. What is your favorite book and why?

Essential Question  Where in the world is Georgia?

Regions - Regions are the basic unit of study in geography

Relative location = not specific (general)

-Absolute location = specific

- Georgia has five geographical/physiographical regions.

Appalachian Plateau - The smallest region containing limestone, caves and canyons.

Appalachian Plateau - The corner where Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia meet is called the TAG corner.

Appalachian Plateau - Lookout Mountain is on the Appalachian Plateau

Appalachian Plateau - Contains two important Civil War battles; Chickamauga and Chattanooga.

Appalachian Plateau - Cloudland Canyon has 2 beautiful waterfalls

Appalachian Plateau - Georgia’s only significant coal deposits are found in this region

Ridge and Valley Region - Flat (valley) with narrow ridges capped with limestone.

Ridge and Valley Region - Has fertile soil used for farmland and pastures for cattle.

Ridge and Valley Region - The city of Ellijay is known for their apples – apple capital of Georgia.

Ridge and Valley Region - The city of Dalton is known as the “carpet capital of the world”.

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