1. Georgia’s geographic regions are very different in appearance. Why is South Georgia flat and north Georgia mountainous? Explain the role of fossils in the study of geology of Georgia.
South Georgia was covered in ocean water millions of years ago. When the waters receded, the land was sandy and limestone was found. North Georgia was not under water. There is a different mineral found here which is granite. Georgia has many mineral resources. Two mentioned in the video are limestone and granite.
2. Identify and locate the geographic regions of Georgia on an outline map of the state. Describe each region, giving information about climate, crops, products, etc.
Appalachian plateau, Ridge and Valley, Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Inner and Outer Coastal plain.
3. In what geologic region do you live? What are the characteristics of your region? Find some examples of these characteristics. Take pictures or bring them in for the class to identify.
These answers will vary by region. If possible, bring in some examples of your region: granite, red clay, pine needle branch, sand, Kaolin, limestone, etc. Review the characteristics of your region to make sure students include all that are important.