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Piedmont, Etc Region


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Piedmont, Etc Region

  1. 1. The Piedmont, South Mountain, and Reading Prong Regions Read “You Are There” page 38
  2. 3. Farmland in the Piedmont Region <ul><li>Piedmont means “foot of the mountain” </li></ul><ul><li>The Piedmont’s elevation is higher than the Atlantic Coastal Plain. </li></ul><ul><li>The Piedmont is a plateau with gently rolling hills and valleys. </li></ul><ul><li>The soil is rich and makes the land ideal for farming. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Farmland in the Piedmont Region <ul><li>Because of the region’s many rivers and fertile land, Daniel Boone’s family settled in Berks County where he was born in 1734. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Question: <ul><li>How did the Piedmont Region get its name? </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Amish <ul><li>Lancaster County is home to many members of the Amish community. </li></ul><ul><li>Most Amish people farm for a living. </li></ul><ul><li>The Amish are religious people who live as their ancestors did. They do not use many of the modern conveniences in their homes. They use horses and carriages instead of cars. </li></ul><ul><li>They are very productive! </li></ul>
  6. 7. Read page 40 <ul><li>What characteristics of the Piedmont caused the Amish to settle there? </li></ul><ul><li>Name a famous town that is located along the Delaware River. </li></ul>
  7. 8. The South Mountain Region <ul><li>There are many ridges—a line of mountains or hills. </li></ul><ul><li>Much of the land is unsettled (Why?) </li></ul><ul><li>Good for hiking, fishing, camping, or hunting. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Reading Prong Region <ul><li>Low hills, steep ridges, and valleys </li></ul><ul><li>Located on a highland area </li></ul>
  9. 10. Question: <ul><li>Because these regions have great natural beauty, what might be an important part of their economies? </li></ul>
  10. 11. Pennsylvania State Song