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Unit 5: Coastal Plain Region

Activities


Map Skills activities 3

  • http://www.jeffreyrbrown.info/qiblih/latlong_us.html

Use the above link to identify the latitude and longitude of the capital cities in the Coastal Plain region.

State

Capital

Latitude

Longitude

  1. Alabama

Montgomery







  1. Arkansas

Little Rock







  1. Connecticut

Hartford







  1. Delaware

Dover







  1. Florida

Tallahassee







  1. Georgia

Atlanta







  1. Louisiana

Baton Rouge







  1. Maryland

Annapolis







  1. Mississippi

Jackson







  1. New Jersey

Trenton







  1. North Carolina

Raleigh







  1. Rhode Island

Providence







  1. South Carolina

Columbia







  1. Texas

Austin







  1. Virginia

Richmond







Activity Extension:

Plan a road trip to visit 3 of the states in the Coastal Plain region. If gas is 2.35 per gallon and you are driving a vehicle that has a 15 gallon gas tank, calculate the total mileage of the trip, cost of gas, and what necessities you will need for the journey.



Bodies of Water Activities 2

Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Mississippi River, Rio Grande

The Rio Grande

http://www.eoearth.org/article/Rio_Grande_River,_United_States?topic=78166



Directions: Use the above link to complete the cloze passage on the Rio Grande River.

Agriculture and _________________ raising are the leading industries around the Rio Grande, and the _________________ grown vary along the ______________. In Colorado and northern New ____________ the major crops are potatoes and __________________ whereas major crops in southern New Mexico and West Texas include cotton, __________________, onions, and _______________. Farmers in the lower Rio Grande Valley raise ________________ fruits, vegetables and cotton. The river, aided by _______________, is used to irrigate many of these crops. Sixty thousand acre-feet of ___________________ water is annually promised to Mexican farmers in the __________________ area, although this number is proportionally ______________ during times of low snow melt-off in _____________________.



The Gulf of Mexico

http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/about/facts.html#tourism



Directions: Use the above link to answer the following questions about the Gulf of Mexico.

The Atlantic Ocean

http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/list.html

Directions: Use the above link to research the sea life in the Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to include 3 facts about each organism.

Climate Characteristics 2

Meteorologist Activity

A meteorologist is a scientist who studies and communicates the weather. Choose any state/Capital from the Coastal Plain Region and construct a 5 day forecast model. Use a 5 day forecast for any 5 consecutive days PRIOR to today’s date! Below is a sample, along with pictures you may use in your poster.


5 day forecast for Montgomery Alabama
http://www.weathermap.us/weather-symbols-636.jpg

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

http://ssl.gstatic.com/onebox/weather/60/sun.png89°F


chance of storms

Hi Low



104°

75






chance of storms

Hi Low



95°

75






chance of storms

Hi Low



99°

72






clear

Hi Low



99°

72°






Clear & Hot

Chance of storms

Chance of storms

Chance of storms

Clear & Hot

Extension: Plan a cookout and invite 5 friends. Explain the best day for the cookout based on the weather data.

Name that State 2

State Flag Foldable

Choose any 5 states from the Coastal Plain Region and design a foldable with a picture of the flag and a description/explanation. Be creative!!

Example: Virginia State Flagvirginia state flag

A deep blue field contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto " Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants". Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby.

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  • Choose two states from the Coastal Plain region. Create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the major sources of revenue for each state.

http://www.louisianavoices.org/images/edu_venn_diagram_blank.gif

Physical & Ecological Processes 2 http://endoftheamericandream.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/the-gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill1.jpg

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/oil-spill-gulf-photo-big.jpgIt’s been more than two years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and unleashing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. More than 200 million gallons of oil fouled the ocean and Gulf coastlines, while the Center for Biological Diversity began decisive action to expose illegal activities and lax offshore drilling regulation. A Center study shows that more than 82,000 birds; about 6,000 sea turtles; nearly 26,000 marine mammals, including dolphins; and an unknown, massive number of fish and invertebrates may have been harmed by the spill and its aftermath. The spill oiled more than 1,000 miles of shoreline. More than 2 million gallons of toxic dispersants were sprayed into the Gulf, which may be making waters more toxic for species.

You are a marketing representative from the BP Oil Company. Write a letter to the citizens in the Gulf of Mexico. Explain what happened, your plan of action to fix the problem, and your hopes for the future of the company.



Scavenger Hunt 3

Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island

  • Directions: Match the correct state to the description provided each state will only be used once. If you need help use an atlas or use www.50states.com

I have the highest population density in the U.S.http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00796/crowded-britain_796405c.jpg

Polo was played for the first time here. http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/3364_polo_ralph_lauren_factory_store__img.jpg

The lightning whelk is my official state shell.

Mardis Gras is celebrated here.

The first rocket to put humans on the moon was made here. http://www.edb.utexas.edu/visionawards/petrosino/media/members/mattroxsox/image/rocket.png

I am home to the world’s largest shrimp.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/nci_steamed_shrimp.jpg/220px-nci_steamed_shrimp.jpg

I am often mistaken for the southernmost state.

I am the nation’s leading peach producer. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:and9gcsezfkatqcqedxekaucchiui8doloyycrmavcegcn4fkfitusddea

I am home to the World’s championship duck calling contest. http://www.duck.org/images/rubberduck.jpg

My state fish is the largemouth bass.

The first dental school was opened here.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:and9gcqhkuwdqwssr_fcbcduz3fgdrld50oo_cg9wcgg3rmsxu1uub1x4q

My nickname is Old Dominion.

Krispy Kreme doughnut was founded here. http://claycord.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/krispy-kreme-logo.jpg

I was the first state to ratify the United States constitution.




I am home to the oldest newspaper

ANSWER KEY

I have the highest population density in the U.S. (New Jersey)

Polo was played for the first time here. (Rhode Island)

The lightning whelk is my official state shell. (Texas)

Mardis Gras is celebrated here. (Louisiana)

The first rocket to put humans on the moon was made here. (Alabama)

I am home to the world’s largest shrimp. (Mississippi)

I am often mistaken for the southernmost state. (Florida)

I am the nation’s leading peach producer. (South Carolina)

I am home to the World’s championship duck calling contest. (Arkansas)

My state fish is the largemouth bass. (Georgia)

The first dental school was opened here. (Maryland)

My nickname is Old Dominion. (Virginia)

Krispy Kreme doughnut was founded here. (North Carolina)

I was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. (Delaware)




I am home to the oldest newspaper (Connecticut)

Color by state 3

Directions: Locate all of the states that belong to the Coastal Plain region using the link below. If the state is Democratic color it BLUE, if the state is Republican color it RED. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.htmlhttp://www.50states.com/maps/usamap.gif

Extension Activity: Imagine you are a candidate running for the presidential election. Select any state from the Coastal Plain region to be your home state, and write an election speech. Try to convince voters to choose you, include information about your state’s economy, education, and social demographics.

Scouting Report 4

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  • http://www.sportslogos.net/

  • Use the above link to identify the logo of a football team from the Coastal Plain Region.

  • Pretend this team WON the Super Bowl.

  • It is your job to plan the parade and the hometown celebration for this team. Make an itinerary (schedule) of events for the parade and celebration. Remember to consider the regions climate patterns, tourist attractions, and major crops. What activities would you like to have at the celebration? Daytime events? Evening events? Family Events?

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Presentation 4

Power Point Presentation Instructions



    • Your travel agency has been selected to give a presentation about the Coastal Plain Region. Design a presentation that would encourage tourists to take a tour of this region. Your presentation should include all 6 states of this region, the major bodies of water, sources of revenue, and popular attractions. A sample slide is shown below:


Come visit Minnesota


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Although Minnesota is known as the” gopher state”, it is the leading state in the computer industry. It is also home to the headquarters of several popular brands like Nabisco and Pillsbury.


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Weather Phenomenon 2

Hurricane Season!!

http://kidfocused.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/hurricane-irene.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/__sx07vvazdq/tnoeacf8oji/aaaaaaaabpc/b15cr_zdves/s1600/hurricane%2bseason.jpg

Here are two weather maps from Hurricane Season. As a resident in the Coastal Plains region it is very important to be aware of safety procedures during this time of year. Make a checklist for a family of four with a dog. What items should they have in their household? Design an emergency kit (food items, first aid, etc.). How long should these rations last? Consider all of these when designing the checklist.



Creative Writing Prompts 4

Choose 2 of the following writing prompts



  • Every region has a combination of geographical features that makes it unique. These features shape the way people live, work and play. For example, mountainous regions can become the sites of ski resorts; coastal areas and lakes entice people to sail. How have the unique geographical features in your region shaped people’s choices for work and play?

  • You’ve learned that many immigrants from different European regions entered the United States between 1789 and 1850. Imagine that you are an advisor to one of the American presidents during this period. The president is trying to decide whether to limit the number of new immigrants entering the country. As the president’s advisor, it is your job to prepare a report explaining your opinion in detail. Try to use as much information as possible to support your opinion and convince the president.

  • A riddle can be a great tool for remembering information. Help your friends remember the states by choosing 5 states from the Coastal Plain Region and write riddles for these states. For example, “I sit between Arizona and Texas. My name has two words in it. What state am I?”

  • Write a story from the viewpoint of a particular capital city (“I am the capital city of_____________.”). Write the story of how this city became important enough to be chosen as the capital.



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Required Taskhttp://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=i5064858002195594&pid=1.7&w=178&h=140&c=7&rs=1

Directions: View the SlideRocket Presentation using the link below. Then you must choose from one of the activities at the end. http://portal.sliderocket.com/CCNAT/CoastalPlain

The activities are as follows:



  • Visit at least 5 of the links that provide more information about each state. Read the section on their major industries carefully. Pick a product that is common to most of the states in this region. Create an advertisement for this product or service. You may use technology or art supplies to create your ad.

  • Explore the link about the Colorado River. Consider a body of water in our area of Virginia. Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the 2 bodies of water.

  • Choose one of the interesting landmarks in this region and research it. Create a brochure for this landmark.

  • View this “commercial for the Interior Lowlands. Create your own commercial with a partner using what you’ve learned in this presentation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dp4Vf__CgU

  • Complete one or more of the Microsoft Word Templates Located in your Hand Out folder. You will need to revisit several links in the presentation. The templates are:

    • Economy Template

    • Geography Template

    • Cultural Template


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