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  • 1. REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES Chelcie Tuell
  • 2. What is a region? • The geographic definition of a region is • Places that have “one or more common characteristics that give them a measure of unity and make them distinct from surrounding areas.” • Regions are areas of land that have common features. A region can be defined by natural or artificial features. Language, government, or religion can define a region, as can forests, wildlife, or climate.
  • 3. “A common way of referring to regions in the United States is grouping them into 5 regions according to their geographic position on the continent: the Northeast, Southwest, West, Southeast, and Midwest.”
  • 4. Southeastern United States
  • 5. Symbols and Symbolism • A symbol is a letter, character, or sign used instead of a word or group of words. • Many states use symbolism to describe and represent something. • Official symbols represent the cultural heritage and natural treasures of a particular state. • Each state and region is also recognized by well-known icons and emblems such as state flags and seals. • A "National Garland of Flowers" created for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (made of representative flowers selected by each state) was the inspiration for adopting official state floral emblems. This began a trend that led to the adoption of official state birds, trees, and all the unique state symbols recognized today.
  • 6. Arkansas • Capital: Little Rock • State Bird: Mockingbird • State Flower: Apple blossom • State Insect: Honeybee • State Mammal: White-tailed Deer • State Gem: Diamond • State Tree: Pine • State Nickname: The Natural State • State Motto: “The People Rule”
  • 7. Louisiana • Capital: Baton Rouge • State Bird: Brown Pelican • State Flower: Magnolia • State Insect: Honeybee • State Mammal: Louisiana Black Bear • State Gem: N/A • State Tree: Bald Cypress • State Nickname: The Pelican State • State Motto: “Union, Justice, and Confidence”
  • 8. Mississippi • Capital: Jackson • State Bird: Mockingbird • State Flower: Magnolia • State Insect: Honeybee • State Mammal: White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, and Bottle-nosed Dolphin • State Gem: N/A • State Tree: Magnolia Tree • State Nickname: The Magnolia State • State Motto: “By Valor and Arms”
  • 9. Alabama • Capital: Montgomery • State Bird: Yellowhammer Woodpecker • State Flower: Camellia • State Insect: Monarch Butterfly • State Mammal: Black Bear • State Gem: N/A • State Tree: Southern Longleaf Pine • State Nickname: The Cotton State and The Heart of Dixie • State Motto: “We Dare Defend our Rights”
  • 10. Georgia • Capital: Atlanta • State Bird: Brown Thrasher • State Flower: Cherokee Rose • State Insect: Honeybee • State Mammal: Right Whale • State Gem: Quartz • State Tree: Live Oak • State Nickname: The Peach State • State Motto: “Wisdom Justice Moderation”
  • 11. Florida • Capital: Tallahassee • State Bird: Mockingbird • State Flower: Orange blossom • State Insect: N/A • State Mammal: Manatee and Dolphin • State Gem: Moonstone • State Tree: Sabal Palm • State Nickname: The Sunshine State • State Motto: “In God We Trust”
  • 12. South Carolina • Capital: Columbia • State Bird: Carolina Wren • State Flower: Yellow Jessamine • State Insect: Carolina Mantid (praying mantis) • State Mammal: White-tailed Deer • State Gem: Amethyst • State Tree: Sabal Palmetto • State Nickname: The Palmetto State • State Motto: “Prepared in Mind and Resources” and “While I breathe, I hope”
  • 13. North Carolina • Capital: Raleigh • State Bird: Cardinal • State Flower: Dogwood blossom • State Insect: Honeybee • State Mammal: Gray Squirrel • State Gem: Emerald • State Tree: Pine • State Nickname: The Old North State and The Tar Heel State • State Motto: “Esse quam videri” meaning “To be, Rather than to seem”
  • 14. Virginia • Capital: Richmond • State Bird: Cardinal • State Flower: Flowering Dogwood • State Insect: Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly • State Mammal: N/A • State Gem: N/A • State Tree: Dogwood • State Nickname: Old Dominion • State Motto: “Thus Always to Tyrants”
  • 15. West Virginia • Capital: Charleston • State Bird: Cardinal • State Flower: Rhododendron • State Insect: Honeybee • State Mammal: Black Bear • State Gem: N/A • State Tree: Sugar Maple • State Nickname: The Mountain State • State Motto: “Mountaineers are always free”
  • 16. Kentucky • Capital: Frankfort • State Bird: Cardinal • State Flower: Goldenrod • State Insect: Honeybee • State Mammal: Gray Squirrel • State Gem: Freshwater pearl • State Tree: Tulip Poplar • State Nickname: The Bluegrass State • State Motto: “United we stand, Divided we fall”
  • 17. Tennessee • Capital: Nashville • State Bird: Mockingbird • State Flower: Iris • State Insect: Firefly and Ladybug • State Mammal: Raccoon • State Gem: Tennessee River Pearl • State Tree: Tulip Poplar • State Nickname: The Volunteer State • State Motto: “Agriculture and Commerce”
  • 18. State Birds Yellowhammer Woodpecker Mockingbird Brown Pelican Carolina Wren Brown Thrasher Cardinal
  • 19. State Flowers Magnolia Apple Blossom Cherokee Rose Orange Blossom Camellia Dogwood Rhododendron Yellow Jessamine Iris Golden Rod
  • 20. State Insects Monarch Butterfly Honeybee Carolina Mantid Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Ladybug Firefly
  • 21. State Mammal Black Bear Red Fox White-tail deer Manatee Dolphin Right Whale Gray Squirrel Raccoon
  • 22. State Gem Quartz Diamond Moonstone Emerald Amethyst Tennessee River Pearl Freshwater Pearl
  • 23. State Tree Magnolia Bald Cypress Sabal Palm Live Oak Dogwood Sabal Palmetto Southern Longleaf Pine Tulip Poplar Pine Sugar Maple
  • 24. Resources • http://education.nationalgeographic.com/ archive/xpeditions/lessons/04/g912/usregi ons.html?ar_a=1 • http://education.nationalgeographic.com/ education/maps/united-statesregions/?ar_a=1 • http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/index.ht ml • http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/