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. Click here for Final Jeopardy Blue Ridge Sandhills Outer Coastal Find that Piedmont Inner CoastalCoastal Zone Region 10 Points 10 Points 10 Points 10 Points 20 Points 20 Points 20 Points 20 Points 30 Points 30 Points 30 Points 30 Points 40 Points 40 Points 40 Points 40 Points 50 Points 50 Points 50 Points 50 Points 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.