Welcome to the palmetto state

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Welcome to the palmetto state

  1. 1. WELCOME TOTHE PALMETTOSTATECreated by Melissa SuttonThird Grade2010-2011
  2. 2. Chapter OneTHE GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHCAROLINA
  3. 3. LESSON 1:EXPLORE SOUTH CAROLINA A LANDFORM is a shape or part of Earth’s surface, such as a hill or a swamp. South Carolina’s coastline has salt marshes, sand dunes, and beaches. Where is South Carolina? http://mapsof.net/south_carolina/static- maps/png/where-is-south-carolina-located  Hemisphere? Continent? Country? State? What part of the Country? What states border South Carolina? What bodies of water border South Carolina? Columbia is the capital of South Carolina where our state leaders work. Charleston is home to one of the oldest museums in our country. The Blue Ridge Mountains are located in the northern and western corner of South Carolina.
  4. 4. UNDERSTAND HEMISPHERES The EQUATOR runs east to west and divides the earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The PRIME MERIDIAN runs north to south and divides the earth into Western and Eastern Hemispheres.
  5. 5. LESSON 2:GEOGRAPHY SHAPES OURCOMMUNITIES An URBAN community is a city where a large number of people live.  What might you see in an urban community? A SUBURBAN community is located near a big city.  What might you see in a suburban community? A RURAL community is a place in the countryside where towns are small and farther apart.  What might you see in a rural community? Charleston is located along the Atlantic Ocean where the Ashley River and Cooper River join together.  Why are communities built near water? CULTURE is the way a group of people live.
  6. 6. LESSON 3:NATURAL SOUTH CAROLINA CLIMATE is the kind of weather a place has over time.  What is the climate of South Carolina? An ECOSYSTEM includes the plants and animals that live in a particular place. I.e.: salt marsh, swamp, cove forest, Carolina Bays  What ecosystem is located in the valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains? CONSERVATION is the protection of our forests, rivers, and other natural resources.  Why is it important to protect South Carolina’s ecosystems?
  7. 7. Chapter TwoREGIONS OF SOUTHCAROLINA
  8. 8. LESSON 1:THE BLUE RIDGE AND THE PIEDMONT A REGION is a large area of land that has special features, such as landforms, climate, and plants. BLUE RIDGE REGION:  Smallest of the six regions  Mountain forests, streams, and waterfalls  Blue Ridge Mountains PIEDMONT REGION:  Piedmont means “foot of the mountains”  Monadnock – an isolated, or single, hill made of very hard rock  Rolling hills and wide river valleys  Spartanburg  Textiles and peaches are important industries
  9. 9. LESSON 2:THE SANDHILLS AND THE INNERCOASTAL PLAIN SANDHILLS REGION:  SC’s old coastline  Hilly land  Aiken, Columbia, Camden, Cheraw  Fall line – water drops rapidly from higher land to lower land causing rushing water and rapids; Why are cities built along the fall line? INNER COASTAL PLAIN REGION:  Congaree National Park  Also has rolling hills  More than half of region is covered in forests  SC’s best soil is found here  Center of the state’s cotton production; wheat and soybeans are also grown here
  10. 10. LESSON 3:THE OUTER COASTAL PLAIN AND THECOASTAL ZONE OUTER COASTAL PLAIN REGION:  Flat and broken up by many rivers and streams  Swamps cover much of the land along the rivers  Railroads and canals were built; why? COASTAL ZONE REGION:  Tourism has been the focus for more than 75 years  Fishing is an important industry  Beaches, marshes, and islands  “Grand Strand”  Leading seaports: Charleston, Georgetown, and Port Royal A narrow, sandy island between the ocean and the mainland is called a BARRIER ISLAND; it protects the mainland from the effects of the ocean.

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