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S: Georgia Rivers and Regions

BC: Created by Mrs. James' Class 2011

FC: Georgia Regions and Rivers By: Mrs. James' 2nd Grade Class Woodville Elementary School

1: Second grade social studies standards state students will learn to identify and describe Georgia's five regions and eight major rivers. Our class has just completed this unit and the students have researched a variety of materials to compile the information for this book. | 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.

2: Georgia's Regions and Rivers Written by: Jonathan Adams Meri Anderson Alexis Cathey Maddie Clouatre Garrett Heaton Trace Hunter Layla Johnson Grayson Jones Olivia Lathem Ella Reiss Sean Thompson Adam Vandiver

3: Table of Contents | Blue Ridge Mountain Region...........4 Piedmont Plateau..............................6 Coastal Plain......................................8 Valley and Ridge..............................10 Appalachian Plateau........................12 Ocmulgee River................................14 Oconee River....................................15 Altamaha River................................16 Savannah River................................17 St. Mary's River...............................18 Chattahoochee River.......................19 Flint River.........................................20 Ogeechee River,................................21

4: Blue Ridge Mountains by: Olivia Lathem Brasstown Bald is the highest point in the Blue Ridge Mountains Region. It has no trees. Amicalola Falls, the highest waterfall in Georgia is located in the region. The Blue Ridge region is home to many wildlife. There are a lot of activities that can be done in the Blue Ridge region. There are many peaks found throughout the region. There is a variety of plant life in the region as well.

6: The Piedmont Plateau by: Garrett Heaton It is located in the central part of Georgia. Rivers and ravines are found throughout the province. The Piedmont region is home to the eastern pipistellus. The economy of the region is strong. Our state capital is located in this region.

8: The Coastal Plain by: Grayson Jones The Coastal Plain makes up the southern part of Georgia. The Coastal Plain is the largest region in the state. Land is flatter in the Upper Coastal Plain and the ground is soft and sandy there. Rivers grow wider in the Upper Coastal Plain. The Creek Indians once lived in the Lower Coastal Plains.

10: Valley and Ridge by: Trace Hunter The Valley and Ridge has raccoons, deer, opossum, cardinals, and bobcats. The Valley and Ridge is between the Blue Ridge Mountain region and the Appalachian Plateau. Small mountains in the Valley and Ridge slope upward. They meet each other in a ridge. The low areas are the valleys.

12: Appalachian Plateau by: Sean Thompson It is the smallest region in Georgia. It contains Lookout and Sand Mountains. Hang gliders jump from the cliffs on Lookout Mountain. It also contains Lookout Valley with a huge canyon named Cloudland Canyon.

14: The Ocmulgee River by: Adam Vandiver The Ocmulgee is 225 miles long and it forms in north central Georgia. It flows into the Altamaha River. It's a tributary to the Altamaha River. Its name means "bubbling water."

15: The Oconee River by: Ella Reiss | The Oconee River is 170 miles long and starts in the Piedmont region in Gainesville and flows to Milledgeville. The Oconee River joins the Ocmulgee River. The North Oconee flows through the Oconee National Forest. The river runs through shady hillsides. Dams block the water to form Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair. The dams also help make electricity.

16: The Altamaha River by: Alexis Cathey It begins where the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers join. It flows southeast through the Coastal Plain and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The Altamaha River is 140 miles long and is home to a fish called a sturgeon and shrimp. There are many birds that visit the Altamaha River.

17: The Savannah River by: Maddie Clouatre The Savannah River is around 301 miles long. It forms most of the boarder between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. It flows through two of Georgia's major cities, Augusta and Savannah.

18: St. Mary's River by: Layla Johnson The St. Mary's River is 90 miles long and it begins in the Okefenokee Swamp. The flowers along the river are beautiful. The trees died in the swamp causing the river to be green and black. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the boarder between Georgia and Florida.

19: The Chattahoochee River by: Jonathan Adams It starts in Helen in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. the river is important to the people in the north and west parts of Georgia. The water bubbles up out of the ground. You can fish in the Chattahoochee. The river is 436 miles long. The Chattahoochee is made of two smaller rivers. It joins with the Flint River. It runs along the boarder of Georgia and Alabama and flows into Florida. It is a tributary of the Apalachicola River.

20: Flint River by: Meri Anderson The Flint River begins in the southwest part of Atlanta. It is 150 miles long. It flows southward from the Piedmont Plateau to the southwestern part of the Coastal Plain. It merges with the Chattahoochee at Lake Seminole.

21: Ogeechee River by: Garrett Heaton The Ogeechee River is 294 miles long. It starts in the Piedmont Plateau region and empties into the Atlantic Ocean just below Savannah. It contains one of the best redbreast sunfish fisheries in the state.

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