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South Carolina Regions
Mrs. Chapman
and
Mrs. Larkin
South Carolina Third Grade Social Studies
Standards
Standard 3-1:
The student will demonstrate an understanding of places and regions and the role of
human systems in South Carolina.
Indicators:
3-1.3 Categorize the six geographic regions of South Carolina—the Blue Ridge
Mountain Region, the Piedmont, the Sand Hills, the Inner Coastal Plain, the Outer
Coastal Plain, and the Coastal Zone—according to their different physical and human
characteristics.
Objectives:
The student will identify the six regions of South Carolina by locating the
regions on a map of South Carolina.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of human systems
in each region of South Carolina by answering questions on a quiz with 80%
accuracy.
What is a Region?
Geographers study regions to learn
about different places. Each region
has features that make it different
from others.
Landforms
Climate
Location
The United States is divided into seven regions on
their physical features:
Western Plateau
Appalachian Region
Ozark Highlands
Atlantic Coastal Plain
Pacific Coastal Plain
Interior Plains
Rocky Mountains
South Carolina is also located in
the Southeast Region of the U.S.
Southeast
Region
SOUTHEAST
South Carolina
Blue Ridge
Piedmont
Sandhills
Inner Coastal Plain
Capital
Columbia
Outer
Coastal Plain
Coastal Zone
Choose a category.
You will be given the answer.
You must give the correct
question.
Click to begin.
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Final Jeopardy
Blue Ridge Sandhills Outer Coastal Find that
Piedmont Inner CoastalCoastal Zone Region
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What is the
smallest region?
Blue Ridge
What landform is
found in the Blue
Ridge?
mountains
What region would
I be in if I were
mountain climbing,
hiking and fishing?
Blue Ridge
What landforms
does the Piedmont
have?
hills and valleys
What region is not
a good farming
region?
Piedmont
Where is the soil
sandy?
Sandhills
What is a good
farming region?
Inner Coastal Plain
What region has
the fall line in it?
Sandhills
What region is our
capital, Columbia
in?
Sandhills
What is the fall
line?
Where the elevation
changes from high
to low and rivers
rush over it
creating rapids
What region is
near the coast?
Outer Coastal
Plain
What region is on
the coast?
Coastal Zone
In what region
would I find
beaches and
marshes?
Coastal Zone
In what region
would I find
swamps?
Outer Coastal
Plain
In what region is
Charleston
located?
Coastal Zone
Locate the Blue
Ridge region on
the map!
Good Job!
Locate the
Piedmont region on
the map!
Good Job!
Locate the
Sandhills region on
the map!
Good Job!
Locate the Inner
and Outer Coastal
Plains on the map!
Good Job!
Locate the Coastal
Zone on the map!
Good Job!
Make your wager
South Carolina is
divided into how
many regions?
Final student
response
Highest Point in South Carolina is
Sassafras Mountain at 3533 feet.
View from
Sassafras Mountain
top
Lat/Lon: 35.06470°N / 82.7775°W
PIEDMONT
• Means foot of the
mountain.
• Encompasses nearly
1/3rd of the state.
• Rapidly flowing
creeks and rivers.
• Rolling hills and
valleys with moderate
slopes.
• Soil is red and yellow
clay
SANDHILLS
• Extends along the fall
line.
• Contains the red hills.
• Mostly sandy soil
• Long leaf pine and
scrubby oaks
• Fruits and vegetables
are grown here.
INNER COASTAL PLAIN
• Fertile soil
• Location of cotton
plantations
• Carolina Bays oval depressions in
swamps
• Because of sediment that
settled in the ocean
millions of years ago over
the Coastal Plains, there
is a lot of Sedimentary
Rock in this area.
OUTER COASTAL PLAIN
• Rivers meander
through broad flood
plains
• Location of rice and
indigo plantations
• Lakes and swamps.
Movie on Inner and Outer
coastal plains
COASTAL ZONE
• It borders the Atlantic
Ocean.
• It has sand dunes.
• Marshlands, inlets,
bays, barrier islands.
• It has Palmetto and
Palm trees.
• It has beaches.
• It is often battered by
hurricanes.
Coastal Plain
Inner Coastal
Outer Coastal
Sandhills
Piedmont
Blue Ridge
GREAT JOB!
You have an
understanding of the
6 regions of
South Carolina.

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