Monday, August 20, 2012 — Friday, August 24, 2012

Georgia Studies

Welcome Back, Falcons.  This year you will be learning about the geography, history, government, and economic system found right here in Georgia.

Monday, August  20, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: Why are knowing class procedures and rules important to my success in the classroom?

Classwork:  Georgia Map Activity

Homework:  Georgia Map Activity.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: Why are knowing class procedures and rules important to my success in the classroom?

Classwork: Geographic Regions of Georgia [Autosaved]

Homework: .

 

Wednesday,  August 22, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

Notes:      Geographic Regions of Georgia [Autosaved]

Classwork:

Project

3-D Georgia project 8.22.11

3-D Georgia project rubric 8.22.11

Thursday,  August 23, 2011

 

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

 

 Friday,  August 24, 2012

 

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

Classwork: Geographic Regions of Georgia [Autosaved] 

 other resources:

SS8G1 GA’s location and physical features

A. Locate GA in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

 

    The state of Georgia is in western and northern hemisphere. It is in the continent of North America and is one of the 50 states in the nation of the United States of America. Georgia is in the South-Eastern region of the country.  I have made a map that is included as an attachment. It shows Georgia’s location in the world.

 

B. Describe the five geographic regions of GA.

 

    Georgia has five regions. The First is in the TAG (Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia) corner. It is called the Appalachian Plateau. It is the smallest of the five regions.

    The second region is called Ridge and Valley. Ridge and Valley is the second smallest region and is home to the cities of Dalton and Ellijay.

    Then there is Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region is the 3rd smallest region and is home to both the Amicolola Falls and Tallulah Gorge.

    The Piedmont is the 4th region. It is the 2nd largest region. Atlanta is in this region.

    The last region is called the Coastal Plain. It is the largest and most southern region.     

    I have another map in the attachments section named “GA's Regions”. Click on it to view the map.

 

C. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of GA.

 

    The following physical features in Georgia will be located on the last map for this Unit.

They are: 

  1. Fall Line
  2. Okefenokee Swamp
  3. Appalachian Mtns.
  4. Chattahoochee River
  5. Savannah River
  6. Barrier Islands.

     There is an imaginary line that makes the border between the two regions; the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain.  This line is called the Fall Line.

     Down near the southern border of Georgia is the Okeefenokee swamp. It is one of Georgia’s 7 wonders.

     The Appalachian Mtns. southern start is in Northern Georgia in the Blue Ridge, Ridge and Valley, and Appalachian regions. It stretches all the way into Maine.

     One of Georgia’s two major rivers is the Chattahoochee River. It makes up Georgia’s western border with the neighboring state of Alabama. It is an important river that flows from and to Lake Lanier.

     The other important river is the Savannah River. It is in eastern Georgia and the northern part of the river is the border of Georgia and South Carolina.

     Near the eastern ocean coast of Georgia are a dozen of islands known as the Barrier Islands. They serve as a barrier by blocking large winds and waves from the motherland (Georgia). They are also serving as a tourist attraction and raise the state money and help the economy.

                

D. Evaluate the impact of climate on GA’s development.

 

     The climate of Georgia consists of four seasons, but the temperature is great for businesses. Our winters are cold, but not as cold as the states in the northern United States. Our summers are warm and can occasionally get really hot, but not as hot as Texas, Arizona, and Florida. This means that businesses have to pay less for both air conditioning and heat during the seasons.

     Also, Georgia has few experiences with extreme storms such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes. This means the businesses would not have to worry as much about these storms harming their workers and buildings as business owners and citizens of other states.

 

 

 

 

 

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