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Module 4 - Student Exemplar

Students must include tourism from each region of South Carolina. Also, they must include physical features, natural resources, major cities, climate and facts about each region relating to economy.

Coastal Zone
charlestoncvb.com

Coastal Zone

Physical Features: sandy beaches, barrier islands
Water Systems: Atlantic Ocean, marshes (swampy), rivers
Natural Resources: seafood
Major Cities and Sites: Charleston (oldest city), Myrtle Beach “The Grand Strand”, Hilton Head Island
Climate: hot and humid
Economy (Jobs and Tourism): fishing, people who work at the sea ports (shipping)

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Outer Coastal Zone
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Outer Coastal Zone

Outer Coastal Region (p. 60-61)
Physical Features: flat, swamp lands (wet, soggy land)
Water Systems: rivers, streams, swamps, canals to connect river systems
Natural Resources: pine trees and cypress trees
Major Cities and Sites: Conway
Climate: hot, humid, and muggy
Economy (Jobs and Tourism): shipping goods by canals and railroads

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Inner Coastal Region
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Inner Coastal Region

Physical Features: plains – flat grassy lands, some rolling hills, more than ½ of the region is covered in forests, contains
a floodplain (an area bordering a river that is made of soil deposited during floods)
*has the BEST soil in the state
Water Systems: rivers
Natural Resources: center of the state’s cotton production, wheat, soybeans
Major Cities: Congaree National Park, Darlington (racetrack), Florence, Sumter
Climate: hot
Economy (Jobs and Tourism): farming

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Sandhills Region - The old coastline used to be where the Sandhills region is now
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Sandhills Region - The old coastline used to be where the Sandhills region is now

The old coastline used to be where the Sandhills region is now.
Physical Features: small hills, flat land with sandy soil, the fall line is where the river forms rapids
Water Systems: rapid-moving rivers that are rocky and shallow
Natural Resources: water (hydroelectricity)
Major Cities and Sites: *Columbia-our state capital is located here, Aiken, Camden, Lexington
Climate: hot
Economy (Jobs and Tourism): state government jobs are here, factories such as textile “cloth” industry

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Piedmont Region - We Live Here - Greenville, SC
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Piedmont Region - We Live Here - Greenville, SC

Piedmont Region *Where We Live - GREENVILLE, SC
Physical Features “landforms” – rolling hills, many shallow valleys,
foothills (at the base of the mountains)
monadnock-flat hill made of rock example: Table Rock
Water Systems – lakes (example: Lake Hartwell), swift-flowing rivers, streams, and waterfalls
Natural Resources – trees (to build homes and furniture) and water (helps make electricity

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BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS - Smallest Region of SC
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BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS - Smallest Region of SC

Physical Features “landforms” - mountains and forest (rural)
Water Systems - streams, rivers, and lakes
Natural Resources – water (hydroelectricity) and trees
*used to have logging, but now much of the land is protected
Major Cities – Clemson, Walhalla, Sassafras Mountain,
Lake Jocassee
Climate – cooler, the coldest region, gets the most snow

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