Included in this video is a shaded relief map of Alabama highlighting the Black Belt, cuestas in the Coastal Plain and the Chunnenuggee Hills. Cuestas are further explored in Sumpter County as Arcola limestone and the Ripley cuesta are discussed.
Alabama Course of Study
2.) Describe physical characteristics, including landforms, bodies of water, soil, and vegetation of various places on Earth.
-bodies of water
Identifying processes of Earth, including continental drift, erosion, natural hazards, weather and climate
1.) Identify historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps.
4.) Describe the relationship of the five geographic regions of Alabama to the movement of Alabama settlers during the early nineteenth century.
Describing the natural resources of Alabama
Examples: water, trees, coal, iron, limestone, petroleum, natural gas, soil
Describing the natural environment of Alabama
Examples: wildlife, vegetation, climate, bodies of water
1.) Describe the world in spatial terms using maps, major physical and human features, and urban and rural land-use patterns.
3.) Describe processes that shape the physical environment, inlcuding long-range effects of extreme weather-phenomena and human activity.
-plate tectonics and continental drift