Georgia Studies: Geographic Understandings (GPS)
The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.
a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.
b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.
c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.
d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.
See also Blue Ridge Geologic Province, Chattooga River, Environmental History of Georgia, Flint River, Geologic Regions of Georgia: Overview, Granite Outcrops, Human History of the Okefenokee Swamp, Longleaf Pine Ecosystem, Piedmont Geologic Province, River Basins, Soils, Stone Mountain, Upper Coastal Plain, Water Cycle, Wiregrass Georgia
The student will explain how the Interstate Highway System, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Georgia’s deepwater ports, and the railroads help drive the state’s economy.
a. Explain how the four transportation systems interact to provide domestic and international goods to the people of Georgia.
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