South Carolina Geography - Weebly

South Carolina Geography - Weebly

South Carolina Geography What is the coastal zone? 185 miles long and 10 miles wide Atlantic Coast Myrtle Beach, Georgetown,

Charleston, and Beaufort 3 sections 1. Grand Strand NC border to Winyah Bay sandy 2. Santee Delta

Winyah Bay to Bull's Bay largest delta 3. Barrier Islands Bull's Bay to Savannah River Protect coast What is the Outer Coastal Plain?

30-50 miles wide lower pine belt Swamps Savannahs tidal rivers Assignment:

Identify each section of the coastal zone on the map. Use a color for each section and create a key. Identify each of the large cities in the coastal zone. What is the Inner Coastal Plain? 130 - 250 ft. above

sea level Upper pine belt Forests w/ tall trees National Parks Carolina Bays (oval depressions

look like swamp cause unknown) What are the Sandhills? fall zone (transition from flat to hills and

divides the state into the Lowcountry and the Backcountry aka Up Country) Columbia to Camden Barren

poor for farming Sandlappers- ate sand for minerals Assignments: People from South Carolina are still called

Sandlappers. How did they get that nickname? Should South Carolinians be proud of this name? Write a paragraph defending your side. (5 sentences) List 10 words that you would use to describe people from South Carolina. What is the Piedmont?

1/3 of state Greenville- Spartanburg area fast flowing rivers textile factories

What is the Blue Ridge? 500 square miles (smallest) Northwest tip of SC Sassafras

Mountain Whitewater Falls Can you identify the geographic region? Assignments 1. Complete labeling the map. Add all of the

geographic regions. 2. If you could choose, in which geographical region of South Carolina would you live? (5 sentence paragraph with at least 3 details) What are SCs 3 river systems? Pee Dee River System

1. north coast 2. no lakes Santee River System 1. middle of coast 2. largest system Savannah River System

1. On Georgia border 2. several rivers and lakes Assignment: Identify each river system on the map. Use a color for each system and create a key.

Study Guide SC Geography Name, label, and identify the main characteristics of the 6 landform regions of SC. 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7. Define fall zone. 8. The fall zone divides the state into the ____________________ and the ___________________. Name label and identify the main characteristics of the

3 river systems of SC. 9. 10. 11. KOOSH!!!

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