North Carolina Geography

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North Carolina :

North Carolina Geography Tour Guide: Ms. Gilmore

Flipped Lesson:

Flipped Lesson Lecture Online Students view and take notes. Completed as Homework Class time = application and deeper exploration. You will need SS notebook and pen/pencil Make sure your sound is on.

Key Terms:

Key Terms Geography - study of the earth ’ s landscape, people, places, and environments Bonus: What are the five themes of geography?

Key Terms:

Key Terms Region: Area defined by shared landforms, culture, or climate. Sectionalism: Extreme loyalty to one ’ s own region of the country

US Physical Characteristics: Regions:

US Physical Characteristics: Regions

North Carolina’s Geographic Regions:

North Carolina ’ s Geographic Regions Tidewater Coastal Plain Piedmont Mountains

The Tidewater Region:

The Tidewater Region 30-50 miles wide strip of North Carolina (NC) along the Atlantic Ocean Water affected by tidal shifts, often brackish

The Tidewater Region:

The Tidewater Region Borders Atlantic Ocean Barrier Islands- Long chain of islands off the coast of NC include the most famous, Outer Banks. The barrier islands are ever shifting and vary in size due to tides and wind patterns.

The Tidewater Region:

The Tidewater Region Among the barrier islands are some famous Capes in North Carolina Cape-a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river. North Carolina Capes: Cape Fear and Cape Hatteras

The Tidewater Region:

The Tidewater Region A sound is a wide inlet of the sea or ocean that is parallel to the coastline; it often separates a coastline from a nearby island. Major Sounds in North Carolina: Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, Pamlico Sound, Core Sound and Bogue Sound. The largest and deepest sound is the Pamlico Sound Climate of the Tidewater Region: Mild Winters and Moderate Summers make the climate of this area welcoming to visitors.

The Coastal Plain Region:

The Coastal Plain Region Stretches from Virginia to South Carolina and is about 100 miles wide Covers about 1/3 of the state Rich soil and flat land make area good for farming

The Coastal Plain Region:

The Coastal Plain Region Has some of the best farmland in NC due to rich sandy soil. Sandhills , an area of flat rolling hills part of Coastal Plain. Poorest soil in the state. Pinehurst is a popular part of the Sandhills due to the golf courses

The Piedmont Region :

The Piedmont Region Large region of NC known for hills and red clay soil Red clay is a subsoil brought up through the black woods dirt as a result of timber loss and plowing fields Portion of NC in which we live. Piedmont: from Latin, means “ foot of the mountains ” Over ½ of region forests

The Fall Line:

The Fall Line fall line: divides the coastal plain from the Piedmont – noted by the last “ waterfall ” a river hits on its way to the ocean

The Mountains Region:

The Mountains Region Blue Ridge: more than 1,000 ft above the Piedmont hills; eastern boundary of the Appalachians Blue Ridge Parkway: road that runs along the top of the ridge Cherokee NC to Waynesboro, VA Asheville is largest city in the region Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft ): highest point east of the Rockies

NC Weather and Climate:

NC Weather and Climate weather: short-term atmospheric conditions climate: long-term atmospheric conditions temperate climate: general climate zone for NC; known for few extremes of temperature or precipitation Day-to-day weather, however, varies

North Carolina’s Geographic Regions:

North Carolina ’ s Geographic Regions Tidewater Coastal Plain Piedmont Mountains

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