Virginia Waterways & Regions
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Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean
______________ and _____________ are the bodies of water that border Virginia.
How many states border Virginia?
What state borders Virginia in the north?
What state borders Virginia in the south?
What state borders Virginia in the west?
What state is southwest of Virginia?
What state is west of Virginia and north of Tennessee?
District of Columbia
Where is our nation's capital located?
What body of water is east of Virginia?
The Chesapeake Bay separates the _________________ peninsula from the mainland?
What is the natural border between the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) and Piedmont regions? This is where waterfalls prevent further travel on the river.
Coastal Plain (Tidewater)
This region has low, flat land; is located near the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay; includes the Eastern Shore peninsula and is east of the Fall Line?
This region has rolling hills and is west of the Fall Line?
Blue Ridge Mountains
This region has old, rounded mountains, is part of the Appalachian mountain system, is located between the Piedmont and Valley and Ridge regions and is the source of many rivers?
Valley and Ridge
This region includes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges and is located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains?
The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Valley and Ridge regions are part of the ______________________ system?
This region is located in southwest Virginia, only a small part of the plateau is located in Virginia and is also called the Allegheny Plateau?
An area of land that is flat on top is called a ________________?
A piece of land bordered by water on three sides is called a ______________?
How may waterways does the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) region of Virginia have?
This body of water provided transportation links between Virginia and other places like Europe, Africa and the Caribbean and borders the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) region?
This body of water provided a safe harbor and was a source of food and transportation?
Richmond and Jamestown are located along the ________ River. The river flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Yorktown is located along the __________ River. The river flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Alexandria is located along the ____________ River. The river flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Fredericksburg is located on the _________ River. The river flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
food, pathway for exploration and settlement of Virginia
What did each of the four major rivers in Virginia provide?
This body of land is a peninsula in the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) region, it is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
The Chesapeake Bay is on the __________ side of the Eastern Shore
The Atlantic Ocean is on the __________ side of the Eastern Shore.
land at the foot of the mountains
What does Piedmont mean?
next to, near and bordering
What are some ways to describe relative location?
Each of the four major rivers in Virginia flows ______________ into the Chesapeake Bay.
What separates the four major rivers from each other?
As further movement upriver became ______________ many early Virginia cities developed along the Fall Line.
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