South Carolina’s Rivers and Lakes 3-1.2: Describe the location and characteristics of significant features of South Carolina, including landforms; river systems such as the Pee Dee River Basin, the Santee River Basin, the Edisto River Basin, and the Savannah River Basin; major cities; and climate regions. Prior Knowledge • Think about what a river is (what it looks like, what it is made of, what they are used for, names of any rivers) • Turn to your “elbow partners” when the signal is given to discuss with them what you have thought of. • Let’s get together as a group, after your discussion time, to talk about your information. • Now, let’s read from our Social Studies Weekly newspaper to get more information before moving on! What are we going to be doing today? • Today, you will be expected to: – Follow the PowerPoint with your study guide and fill in the missing words or descriptions. – Watch clips from Discovery Education about rivers in our state. – View a short PowerPoint with photographs of the river systems we are learning about today. – Participate in a SmartBoard activity in which we label the river systems in South Carolina. – Complete your own map of the river systems and compare two rivers of your choosing. River Systems • 1. A river system is comprised of a number of smaller rivers that join into one main river. River Systems, Continued • 2. In South Carolina, we have four major river systems. – – – – A. The Savannah River system B. The Edisto River system C. The Santee River system D. The Pee Dee River system Pee Dee River Missouri River The River Systems, Continued • 3. The Savannah River – A. The Savannah River forms the western border of the state with Georgia. – B. ______________________________ – ______________________________ C. Savannah River System The River Systems, Continued • 4. The Edisto River system – A. _______________________________ – B. _______________________________ – C. _______________________________ The Edisto River System The River Systems, Continued • 5. The Santee River System – A. _______________________________ – B. _______________________________ – C.__________ The Santee River The Pee Dee River System • 6. The Pee Dee River system – A. _______________________________ – B. _______________________________ – C. _______________________________ The Pee Dee River South Carolina’s Lakes • 1. All of South Carolina’s major lakes are man-made. – A. They are made by damming up a river. – B. Some of the smaller lakes are made by cutting trees in an area and damming up creeks. – C. There are 11 major lakes in South Carolina. • i. There are Lake Jocassee, Lake Murray, and Lake Marion, for example. South Carolina’s Lakes Lake Marion Lake Murray South Carolina’s Lakes Lake Jocassee Lake Russell Let’s Have Some FUN!! The Pee Dee River Basin The Santee River Basin The Edisto River Basin The Savannah River Basin Let’s look at river systems!