The 6 “Faces” of New Jersey

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The 6 “Faces” of New Jersey
Mr. Rowe & Ms. Hallock
Chapter 2
Visual Study Guide
There are 6 faces of New Jersey
New York
2
Pennsylvania
1
Delaware
River
5
4
6
Delaware
3
Atlantic
Ocean
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Mountain Land (2)
High Country (1)
Great Pathway (5)
Pine Barrens (6)
Garden Spot (3)
Jersey Shore (4)
Facts about NJ
• There are 6 faces of NJ – different regions
filled with different kinds of land and sites
• NJ is a PENINSULA – a piece of land
surrounded by water on 3 sides
– Atlantic Ocean
– Delaware River
– Hudson River
• Surrounded by 3 states: Pennsylvania,
Delaware, and New York
The Mountain Land
• Kittatiny Mountains
• High Point Monument
(1,803 ft)
• Appalachian Trail (hiking)
• Tough to build on the
mountains because of
rough, high land
• Dairy cows roamed the land
to graze because it was too
hard to grow crops
• Many trees that provide
shade, beauty
High Country or Highlands
Iron Ore
Lake Hopatcong
• Had many mines – not
used anymore
• Many lakes here
• Largest lake in NJ is Lake
Hopatcong
• Many people commute to
New York City for work
• Many RESERVOIRS that
store water for cities and
towns
Reservoir
The Great Pathway
• Provides a “path” between
New York City and
Philadelphia
• 9 biggest cities with the
most people are here
• Contains many roads and
highways
• Has universities and
factories
• Has libraries and museums
• Most important face
because MANY people live
and work here
• Newark Airport is here
The Jersey Shore
• Borders the Atlantic
Ocean
• Many people vacation
here
• Soil is too sandy for
growing crops
• Atlantic City has casinos
• Settlers were whale
hunters, fisherman, and
clam diggers because
they needed to be near
the ocean
The Garden Spot
• Has many plants and trees
• Good for growing because it
is warmer and has a longer
growing season
• NJ is known for many fruits
and vegetables like CORN,
CRANBERRIES,
STRAWBERRIES,
BLUEBERRIES, APPLES,
PEACHES
• People used to think
TOMATOES were poisonous
– they are grown in NJ
• Has flat land and rich soil
The Pine Barrens
• There is a myth that the Jersey
Devil lives here
• Largest face of NJ
• Settlers thought the sandy soil
wouldn’t grow plants, but it
has many trees, wild flowers
and shrubs
• People who study plants are
called BOTANISTS
• Most of this area is flat
• Many towns here are “ghost
towns” – villages that used to
be busy, but now are
abandoned
• Contains many parks and
forests

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