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Physiographic Sections of Alabama

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Physiographic Sections of Alabama


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Encyclopedia of Alabama
Type: Informational Material


According to Sapp and Emplaincourt, there are five physiographic sections in Alabama, three belonging to the Appalachian Highlands Region, and one each to the Inland Plains and the Atlantic Plain Regions.

**There are external links to each region with more information.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
8 ) Identify geographic links of land regions, river systems, and interstate highways between Alabama and other states. (Alabama)

Examples: Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Interstate Highway 65 (I-65), Natchez Trace Parkway (Alabama)

•  Locating the five geographic regions of Alabama (Alabama)
•  Locating state and national parks on a map or globe (Alabama)
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, Civics and Government
Course Title: Geographical and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Recognize how land regions, river systems, and interstate highways between Alabama and other states are connected.
  • Locate the five geographic regions and state and national parks of Alabama on a map or globe.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • river systems
  • interstate highways
  • five geographic regions
  • state and national parks
Students know:
  • How to apply the concepts of map and globe skills.
  • How to identify the five geographical regions of Alabama.
Students are able to:
  • Use a map or globe to locate land regions, river systems, interstate highways, and state and national parks.
Students understand that:
  • Land regions, river systems, and interstate highways connect Alabama to other states.
Alabama Archives Resources:
Click below to access all Alabama Archives resources aligned to this standard.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.8- Identify characteristics of geographic regions of Alabama; identify different ways people travel throughout the state to access these regions.

Tags: Alabama, Coastal Plain, Cumberland Plateau, geographic provinces, Highland Rim, Piedmont, Ridge and Valley
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Author: Ginger Boyd