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Title: Louisiana Geography


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Louisiana Geography
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
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Lesson 1 Vocabulary
  • Geography
  • Landform
  • Elevation
  • Wetland

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Lesson 1 Vocabulary
  • Geography the study of places and people who
    live in those places
  • Landform a feature on the surface of the land
  • Elevation the height of a landform
  • Wetland land that is covered by water during
    part of the year

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A Question to Ponder
  • Is the land in your community flat, hilly, wet,
    or dry?

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Main Idea
  • Louisiana has many landforms, rich soil, and
    varied plant life.

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Hills
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Valleys
8
Plains
9
Driskill Mountain
10
Islands
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Landforms and Bodies of Water
Main Idea Detail
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Main Idea
  • Louisianas water features are important parts of
    its geography.

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Bays
14
Rivers
15
Lakes
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Gulf
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Why does Louisiana geography matter?
  • People use the land and water in the state.

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Lesson 1 ReviewPg. 25
  1. Describe Louisiana using the words landform,
    elevation, and wetland.
  2. List two details that tell about this main idea
    Louisiana has many landforms and bodies of water.
  3. How does Louisianas coast differ from the
    northern part of the state?
  4. How do storms affect Louisianas coast?
  5. Why is water important to Louisiana?

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Louisiana Geography
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
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Lesson 2 Vocabulary
  • Region
  • Natural Resources
  • Climate
  • Agriculture

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Lesson 2 Vocabulary
  • Region an area that has particular features
    that make it different than from other areas
  • Natural Resources things found in nature that
    are useful to people
  • Climate the usual weather of a place over a
    long time
  • Agriculture farming

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Regions of Louisiana
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Resources of Louisiana
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Louisiana Geography Brochure
  • Fold your paper into thirds.
  • On the cover you should have
  • A Creative Title
  • A map of Louisiana (with the capital city
    labeled)
  • Your name
  • Panel 1 Louisiana Landforms
  • Louisiana Landforms written as the title
  • A list of landforms
  • A picture of two different landforms (label
    them.)
  • Panel 2 Water in Louisiana
  • Water in Louisiana written as the title
  • A list of types of water in Louisiana
  • A picture of two different water ways (label
    them.)

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Louisiana Geography Brochure
  • 5. Panel 3 Louisiana Regions
  • Louisiana Regions written as the title
  • A list of three major regions in the map on page
    31
  • A color coded map showing the regions of
    Louisiana (use page 31)
  • 6. Panel 4 Natural Resources
  • Natural resources written as the title
  • A list of renewable resources and a list of
    nonrenewable resources
  • A picture of two different natural resources
  • 7. Panel 5 About the Author
  • About the author written as the title
  • A paragraph telling about you
  • A picture of you

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Why do Louisianas climate and regions matter?
  • Louisiana regions and climates help describe what
    the state is like.

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Lesson 2 ReviewPg. 33
  1. Write a paragraph about Louisiana, using the
    words natural, resources, and climate.
  2. List two resources in the category of renewable
    resources.
  3. Which region of Louisiana has the most farmland?
  4. In what ways do natural resources help provide
    jobs?
  5. Compare and contrast Louisianas Gulf Coastal
    Plains regions and its Mississippi Alluvial Plain
    Region.

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Chapter 2 Review
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