Region - Southeast

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Region - Southeast

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  1. Have You Ever Been …

    Slide 1 - Have You Ever Been …

  2. Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southeastern region of the United States?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southeastern region of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Southeastern states unique.
    • 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. Southeastern States

    Slide 3 - Southeastern States

    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Georgia
    • Florida
    • Alabama
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Tennessee
    • Kentucky
    • Arkansas
  4. Land Use

    Slide 4 - Land Use

    • The Mississippi River flows through the Southeast.
    • The source of the Mississippi is in Minnesota, and the mouth is in Louisiana.
    • The river is useful for water and transportation.
  5. The Appalachian Mountains run from Maine to Alabama.

    Slide 5 - The Appalachian Mountains run from Maine to Alabama.

    • The trees provide wood for furniture.
    • Appalachian Mountains
  6. Beaches are favorite places for swimming.

    Slide 6 - Beaches are favorite places for swimming.

    • The wetlands are wet areas such as swamps or marshes.
    • The Florida Everglades are home to many rare plants and animals, such as egrets and ibis.
    • Coastal Plains
  7. Climate

    Slide 7 - Climate

    • The Southeast region is closer to the equator.
    • The weather is usually sunny, hot, and humid.
    • The growing season is long.
  8. Climate

    Slide 8 - Climate

    • The Southeast region is closer to the equator.
    • The weather is usually sunny, hot, and humid.
    • The growing season is long.
    • Warm weather and enough rain allow the farmers to grow many crops.
    • Agriculture is profitable in the Southeast.
    • Farmers grow many cash crops.
  9. Because of the year-round warmth:

    Slide 9 - Because of the year-round warmth:

    • Florida grows about four out of five of our country’s oranges.
    • More rice is grown in Arkansas than any other state.
    • Georgia grows three times as many peanuts as any other state.
    • Economic Geography
  10. Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee are leading cotton producers.

    Slide 10 - Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee are leading cotton producers.

    • Cotton is turned into cloth at mills in the Southeast.
    • Economic Geography
  11. Kentucky and West Virginia produce much of our country’s coal.

    Slide 11 - Kentucky and West Virginia produce much of our country’s coal.

    • This fuel is burned to make electricity and to heat our homes and businesses.
    • Economic Geography
  12. Economic Geography

    Slide 12 - Economic Geography

    • Tourism:
    • Beaches
    • Amusement Parks
    • Golf Courses
  13. Historic Significance

    Slide 13 - Historic Significance

    • Explorers landed along the coast.
    • Jamestown, VA was the first permanent colony in America.
  14. Historic Significance

    Slide 14 - Historic Significance

    • Some battles of the Civil War took place in the Southeast.
    • Harriet Tubman helped to free the slaves in the Southeast. She began the Underground Railroad.
  15. Slide 15

    • Farmers are able to grow many cash crops because of
    • warm seasons and wet weather
    • beaches
    • Appalachian Mountains
    • Quick Check
  16. Slide 16

    • Farmers are able to grow many cash crops because of
    • warm seasons and wet weather
    • beaches
    • Appalachian Mountains
    • Quick Check
  17. Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southeastern region of the United States?

    Slide 17 - Essential Question(s): What are the geographic characteristics of the Southeastern region of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to describe what makes the Southeastern states unique.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.3.9.A-E - Explain the human characteristics of a place including their population, culture, settlement, economy and political features.
    • Review Objectives
  18. Next Lesson

    Slide 18 - Next Lesson