Unit 1: Georgia Geography and Economics

  • Welcome to Unit 1: Georgia Geography and Economics. In this unit students will learn about Georgia's Global location, its Regions and Features, and how these Regions and Features effect our economy and society. Studenst will also learn about how water and modes of transportation affect our state's economic development.

    SS8G1 Describe Georgia’s geography and climate.

    a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

    b. Distinguish among the five geographic regions of Georgia in terms of location, climate, agriculture, and economic contribution.

    c. Locate key physical features of Georgia and explain their importance; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

    d. Analyze the importance of water in Georgia’s historical development and economic growth.

    SS8E1 Explain how the four transportation systems (road, air, water, and rail) of Georgia contribute to the development and growth of the state’s economy.

    a. Evaluate the ways in which the Interstate Highway System, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, deepwater ports, and railroads interact to support the exchange of goods and services domestically and internationally.

    b. Explain how the four transportation systems provide jobs for Georgians.

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