Published on October 3, 2007
Slide1: Created by Tammy Davis Slide2: Tidewater Region Piedmont Region Ridge & Valley Region Allegheny Plateau Slide3: - stretches from north and south along Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay - flat and sandy lowland (coastal plain) - divided by Chesapeake Bay into 2 main parts (Mainland and Eastern Shore) Slide4: Four major rivers divide the Tidewater Region’s Mainland into peninsulas. Potomac River Rappahannock River York River James River The Tidewater’s most important example of wetland is the Great Dismal Swamp. Slide5: The Tidewater is divided into four peninsulas: Eastern Shore Northern Neck Peninsula Middle Peninsula The Peninsula Slide6: Virginia Beach-most populated in Virginia Norfolk-major U.S. naval base Newport News-ship building Jamestown-1st permanent English settlement and 1st Virginia capital Williamsburg-2nd Virginia capital Slide7: - largest region - between Tidewater Region & Blue Ridge Mts. - has gently, rolling hills - a plateau (large, raised, level piece of land) - means “foot of the mountain” Slide8: - divides Piedmont Region from Tidewater Region - made of waterfalls and rapids Slide9: There are four important rivers in the Piedmont Region. Potomac River Rappahannock River James River Roanoke River Slide10: The Fall Line was responsible for the growth of major cities. Alexandria Fredericksburg Richmond (state capital) Petersburg Slide11: Many cities grew up on roads leading to gaps through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville Lynchburg Martinsville Slide12: - located west of the Piedmont Region - made up of mountains and valleys Slide13: The region is made of two main lines of mountains which are part of a larger mountain system called the Appalachian Mountains. Allegheny Mountains Blue Ridge Mountains Slide14: The Great Valley of Virginia separates the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountains. The Great Valley of Virginia Slide15: - largest in the Great Valley - located down its middle Massanutten Mountain and Shenandoah River Shenandoah River Massanutten Mountain Slide16: Four types of natural wonders are found in the Ridge and Valley. Natural Bridge hot springs Natural Chimneys caves/caverns Slide17: Roanoke - region’s largest Winchester - oldest in region Staunton Slide18: - known also as Appalachian Plateau - located in southwestern part of Virginia - no valleys as in Ridge and Valley Region - covered with forests A plateau with an average elevation of 2,000 ft. Slide19: Major coal deposits are mined in the Allegheny’s Southwest Virginia Coal Field. Slide20: Match the region with its geographic feature. Tidewater coal deposits Piedmont coastal plain and Chesapeake Bay Ridge & Valley rolling hills, rapids, and Fall Line Allegheny Plateau mountains, valleys, and caves Slide21: Gordon, Deanna and Peters, Norma. Virginia USA, Silver Burdett Ginn, Needham, Maryland, 1997. Criswell, Sara. Virginia, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1991. Marsh, Carole. Virginia Experience, Gallopade International, 1999.