Regions - PA

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Regions - PA

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  1. State Seal

    Slide 1 - State Seal

    • Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
    • State Flower Mountain Laurel
    • State Fish – Brook Trout
    • State Bird – Ruffed Grouse
    • State Flag
  2. Essential Question(s): What geographic regions is Pennsylvania divided into?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What geographic regions is Pennsylvania divided into?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to identify the 5 regions of Pennsylvania.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.A-E - Explain the human characteristics of a place including their population, culture, settlement, economy and political features.
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. A region is a land area that has common features.

    Slide 3 - A region is a land area that has common features.

    • The following are regions in Pennsylvania:
    • Atlantic Coastal Plain
    • Piedmont
    • Ridge and Valley
    • Allegheny Plateau
    • Erie Plain
    • Regions of Pennsylvania
  4. Atlantic Coastal Plain - Land forms

    Slide 4 - Atlantic Coastal Plain - Land forms

    • A plain is a flat land. They can be low or high in elevation.
    • The Atlantic Coastal Plain ranges in elevation from sea level to a few hundred feet above sea level.
    • This region has rich soil for good crop production. However, not much farming occurs because of the many buildings here.
    • Philadelphia, which is in this region, is Pennsylvania’s largest city.
  5. This region is located in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania.

    Slide 5 - This region is located in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania.

    • Philadelphia is known as a port city. This is because ships can sail up the Delaware River from the Atlantic Ocean to import and export goods.
    • This region was part of the ocean millions of years ago.
    • Atlantic Coast Plain - Facts
    • 15”- 30”
    • per year
    • 44”
    • per year
  6. Slide 6

    • Amish Country, Lancaster County
    • Piedmont
  7. The Piedmont Region lies at the base of a mountain and has gentle rolling hills.

    Slide 7 - The Piedmont Region lies at the base of a mountain and has gentle rolling hills.

    • It has the longest growing season in Pennsylvania because of its milder climate.
    • The city of Lancaster is in this region. Here, agriculture and materials are produced and sent around the country.
    • This region contains many farms which are run by the Amish. Amish are people who farm without modern equipment because of their religious beliefs.
    • Piedmont Region - Land Forms
  8. Piedmont - Facts

    Slide 8 - Piedmont - Facts

    • The Piedmont Region starts just west of Philadelphia and extends northwest to Harrisburg.
    • It has some of the best soil in the U.S. Many different animals are raised and many different crops are grown here.
    • This region contains many factories that process foods.
    • 15”- 30”
    • per year
    • 43”
    • per year
  9. Slide 9

    • Ridge and Valley Region
    • Perry County, PA
  10. A ridge consists of hills and mountains in a narrow chain.

    Slide 10 - A ridge consists of hills and mountains in a narrow chain.

    • The elevation of the ridges in this region range from 800 to over 2,000 feet above seal level.
    • A valley is the land of a lower elevation between two ridges.
    • The soil in these valleys are excellent for grazing cattle and growing crops.
    • Ridge and Valley - Land Forms
  11. Located northwest of the Piedmont Region.  It is 100 miles wide.

    Slide 11 - Located northwest of the Piedmont Region. It is 100 miles wide.

    • Each ridge and valley is given a separate name.
    • The Great Valley runs the entire length of the Pennsylvania Ridge and Valley Region.
    • The Allegheny Mountains, which are part of the Appalachian Mountains, are located on the western border of this region.
    • Ridge and Valley - Facts
    • 30”- 65”
    • per year
    • 30”- 44”
    • per year
  12. Allegheny Region

    Slide 12 - Allegheny Region

    • Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
  13. A plateau is defined as land that has a higher elevation than its surrounding area.

    Slide 13 - A plateau is defined as land that has a higher elevation than its surrounding area.

    • The elevation of the plateaus in this region range from 800 to greater than 3,000 feet above sea level.
    • In this region, there are many rivers, streams, and thick forests.
    • The Pocono Mountains, one of the mountain chains in this region, reach over 2,000 feet high.
    • Allegheny - Land Forms
  14. The area of this region is more than half of the area of Pennsylvania.

    Slide 14 - The area of this region is more than half of the area of Pennsylvania.

    • Pennsylvania’s second largest city, Pittsburgh, is located in this region.
    • Mt. Davis, which is in the southwestern part of the Allegheny Plateau, rises to over 3,000 feet. This is the highest point in PA.
    • Allegheny - Facts
    • 30”- 65”
    • per year
    • 30”- 44”
    • per year
  15. Slide 15

    • Sunset over Lake Erie
    • Erie Plain Region
  16. Once again, a plain is a flat land with lower or higher elevations.

    Slide 16 - Once again, a plain is a flat land with lower or higher elevations.

    • The Erie Plain, while flat, is over 700 feet above sea level.
    • The Erie Plain borders Lake Erie, which is one of the Great Lakes.
    • The city of Erie is a port city because goods can be imported and exported along the Great Lakes.
    • Erie Plain - Land Forms
  17. The Erie Region is located in the northwestern part of Pennsylvania.

    Slide 17 - The Erie Region is located in the northwestern part of Pennsylvania.

    • At one point in time, this plain was part of Lake Erie.
    • Near the center of this plain lies Pennsylvania’s third largest city, Erie.
    • Due to its location near Lake Erie, this area is in a “Snowbelt” region. Snowbelt regions get a lot of snow in the winter since they are by a lake. Lake Effect Snow!
    • Erie Plain - Facts
    • 65”- 100”
    • per year
    • 44”
    • per year
  18. Slide 18

    • The Atlantic Plain Region has good soil but few farms because of
    • lack of rain.
    • large population of buildings.
    • the Allegheny Mountain range.
    • Quick Check
  19. Quick Check

    Slide 19 - Quick Check

    • The Atlantic Plain Region has good soil but few farms because of
    • lack of rain.
    • large population of buildings.
    • the Allegheny Mountain range.
  20. Quick Check

    Slide 20 - Quick Check

    • Why does the Erie Plain get so much snow?
    • Its proximity to Lake Erie
    • The flat land form
    • It is a port city
  21. Slide 21

    • Why does the Erie Plain get so much snow?
    • Its proximity to Lake Erie
    • The flat land form
    • It is a port city
    • Quick Check
  22. Essential Question(s): What geographic regions is Pennsylvania divided into?

    Slide 22 - Essential Question(s): What geographic regions is Pennsylvania divided into?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to identify the 5 regions of Pennsylvania.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.A-E - Explain the human characteristics of a place including their population, culture, settlement, economy and political features.
    • Lesson Objectives
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