The Regions and Rivers of Georgia

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S: Regions and Rivers of Georgia Second Grade Class 2009

BC: Thank you to all of the students who contributed ideas and time. This book could not have published itself! Mrs. Ballard Tyler Caitlin Keili Ethan Jose Haley Brianna Luke Kayla Deya Gavin Alea Mason Zeinith Brian Jesse Jonathan Chandler Sarah Second Grade Class of 2009

FC: Regions and Rivers of | By the students in Mrs. Ballard's 2nd grade class 2009

1: Table of Contents Georgia Performance Standards..........page 2 What is a Region? .................................................page 3 Blue Ridge Mountains .......................................page 4 Piedmont ...........................................................................page 6 Coastal Plain ................................................................page 8 Valley and Ridge ......................................................page 10 Appalachian Plateau ............................................page 12 Ocmulgee River .........................................................page 14 Oconee River ...............................................................page 15 Altamaha River ............................................................page 16 Savanna River .............................................................page 17 St. Marys River ............................................................page 18 Chattahoochee River ..........................................page 19 Flint River ...........................................................................page 20

2: Georgia Performance Standards: SS2G1 The student will locate major topographical features of Georgia and will describe how these features define Georgia's surface. a. Locate all the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau. b. Locate the major rivers: Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Savannah, St. Marys, Chattahoochee, and Flint.

3: What is a region? A region is an area that has some shared features. Stores are divided into regions, called departments. The Deli department has meat and cheese. The shoe department has shoes. The electronics department has phone cards, TVs, music, movies, and electronic stuff. The garden center has gardening stuff. When land is divided into regions, it is like a store with some common features of the land. Georgia has 5 regions. They are Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Valley and Ridge, and Applachian Plateau. | By Caitlin

4: Blue Ridge Mountains The Blue Ridge Mountains are in the northeastern part of Georgia. Georgia's highest mountains are in the Blue Ridge mountains and some of the state's rivers begin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald Mountain. | By Brian

5: By Brian

6: Piedmont The land in the piedmont is mostly hilly with forests. Wood from the trees in the forests is used to make boxes, barrels, and other things. Most of the people in Georgia live in the piedmont. Seven of the state's ten largest cities are in this region. The cities are Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Athens, Macon, Roswell, Marietta. | By Deya

8: Coastal Plain The coastal plain is mostly flat land in southern Georgia. The coastal plain is the largest region in Georgia. Farmers grow pecans and peanuts in the coastal plain. The sandy soil in this region allows Pine and Oak trees to grow. | By Alea

10: Valley and Ridge The Valley and Ridge region is in North Georgia. A ridge is a strip of high land. Most ridges are rocky and covered with forests. Even though the area is rocky and forested, the soil is good for farming. Farmers in this region grow fruit, such as apples. People hike and camp in this region. | By Keili

12: Appalachian Plateau The Appalachian Plateau is in a small corner in Northwest Georgia. The Appalachian plateau is fairly flat highland. The area also has mountains. The temperatures in the northern region are lower than in the southern part of the state. People build vacation homes here to enjoy the cool weather of the highlands during hot summer months. | By Kayla

14: By Tyler | Ocmulgee River There are many rivers in Georgia. The Ocmulgee River runs into the Altamaha River. It is about 255 miles long. It has a gentle current and is the main drainage for a large section of the Piedmont and coastal plain of central Georgia.

15: Oconee River The Oconee River begins in Hall County, Georgia, and ends where it joins the Ocmulgee River. It is 170 miles long. "Oconee" means "people/place or nation" ("O") of the "skunk" ("Conee") in Creek Indian language. By Jesse

16: Altamaha River | By Mason | The Altamaha River begins where the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers meet. The Altamaha River flows eastward for 137 miles where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

17: Savannah River | By Zeinith and Jonathan | The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. The cities of Savannah and Augusta are located along the Savannah River.

18: St. Mary's River | By Gavin | The St. Marys River forms the boundary between Georgia and Florida. It drains part of the Okefenokee Swamp. The St. Marys River is 90 miles long. It begins in the Okefenokee Swamp and ends at the Atlantic Ocean. The river serves as the southern most point in the state of Georgia. | By Gavin

19: Chattahoochee River | By Chandler and Sarah | The Chattahoochee River runs from the Appalachian Mountains of northeastern Georgia, near the Carolinas, to the southwest to form the southern half of the Georgia/Alabama state line. The river flows through many towns and forms many county borders. The name Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Creek Indian word for "painted rock" - possibly referring to the many colorful rocks along the riverbed.

20: Flint River | By Luke and Brianna | The Flint River begins as ground seepage on the southern side of Atlanta. It flows mostly south to the southwestern corner of Georgia. It is one of only 40 rivers in the nation to flow over 200 miles without being stopped. In April 2009, American Rivers declared the Flint to be one of the ten most endangered rivers in the country, due mainly to plans for a dam on it.

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  • Georgia Performance Standard SS2G1 SS2G1 The student will locate major topographical features of Georgia and will describe how these features define Georgia’s surface. a. Locate all the geographic regions of Georgia: Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau. b. Locate the major rivers: Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Savannah, St. Mary’s, Chattahoochee, and Flint.
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