• Georgia Habitats

    Media Center Resources

     

    Bennett, D. (2009). Atlantic Ocean. Hamilton, GA: State Standards Publications.

    Call # 577; AR 3.5; Lexile 600

    Summary:  “Describes the characteristics of Georgia's Atlantic Ocean habitat, and looks at some of the animals that make the ocean their home.”

     

    Bennett, D. (2009). Coast. Hamilton, GA: State Standards Publications.

    Call # 577; AR 3.4; Lexile 600

    Summary: “Describes the characteristics, plants, animals, and people of Georgia's coastal habitat.”

     

    Bennett, D. (2009). Coastal plains. Hamilton, GA: State Standards Publications.

    Call# 577; AR 3.2; Lexile 570

    Summary: “Describes the characteristics, plants, and animals of Georgia's coastal plains habitats.”

     

    Bennett, D. (2009). Marsh and swamp. Hamilton, GA: State Standards Publications.

    Call# 577; AR 3.6; Lexile 640

    Summary: “Describes the characteristics, plants, and animals of Georgia's marsh and swamp habitats.”

     

    Bennett, D. (2009). Mountains. Hamilton, GA: State Standards Publications.

    Call# 577; AR 3.9; Lexile 590

    Summary: “Describes the characteristics, plants, and animals of Georgia's mountains habitat.”

     

    Bennett, D. (2009). Piedmont. Hamilton, GA: State Standards Publications.

    Call # 577; AR 3.4; Lexile 590

    Summary: “Describes the characteristics, plants, animals, and people of Georgia's piedmont habitat.”

     

    Stanford, S. (2011). Rocks and minerals of the Piedmont. Hamilton, GA: State

    Standards Publications.

    Call # 552; AR 3.6; Lexile 590

    Summary: “Describes the rocks and minerals in the Piedmont region of Georgia.”


    GALILEO Resources

     

    Please remember that most resources in GALILEO have the ability to read to the students. Additionally, the articles can be translated into many different languages.

     

    Georgia. (2015). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved

    from http://school.eb.com/levels/elementary/article/345472

    Lexile 940

    This article includes many images

     

    Georgia. (2015). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from

    http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/274532

    Lexile 1150

    This article includes many images including an image of the state divided into its different regions.

     

    Petersen, J. (2015). GEORGIA'S ENVIRONMENT & GEOGRAPHY. Let's Take A Look

    At Georgia, 1-4.

    http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=1&sid=35ecf175-b975-47ba-98d4-b98c87e4e788%40sessionmgr4005&hid=4105&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#AN=14139959&db=khh

    Lexile 1050

    Summary: “This article presents information on the environment and geography of the state of Georgia. The total land area and water area is provided. The general landscape is described in detail. There are lists of the major lakes, state and national parks, and major rivers. The state's natural resources, plants, and animals are also listed. There is also a general overview of the climate.”

    Internet Resources

    FactMonster Article on Georgia

    Includes many links.

    http://www.factmonster.com/us-states/georgia.html

     

    Georgia

    Industries in Georgia

    http://www.georgia.org/industries/

     

    Georgia Garden Club: From the Mountains to the Sea

    http://gardenclub.uga.edu/m2s/index.html

    Excellent site that has information on the mountains. piedmont, coastal plains and the sea.

     

    Haw Creek Elementary

    http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/27061

    Contains internet links to all of the different Georgia Habitats as well as standards.  Please note: the first link in each section is a broken link.

     

    How Stuff Works Article

    The Geography of Georgia

    http://geography.howstuffworks.com/united-states/geography-of-georgia.htm

     

    Official Georgia Tourism Site

    http://www.exploregeorgia.org/


    Discovery Education Resources

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    Ancient Lights,  (2004). All about American Geography: Southeastern Region of the

    United States: Part 02: Coastal Plains, Piedmont, and Mountains. [Full Video].

    Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

     

    http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/5EB367A2-DCA9-4509-8237-E801132906EB

     

    Running Time: 15:56

    Summary: “In this program, we look at geographical features other than the coastline of the southeast. Agricultural activities such as rice, sugar cane, tobacco, citrus, tomato, and peanut farming are examined, along with poultry farming and the production of forest products. The Piedmont area and mountains of the southeast are presented.”



    Cochran,  (1998). Essential and Endangered: Wetland Biomes. [Full Video]. Available

    from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

     

    http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/F0FFA4E2-DEB2-423E-AF12-4324773DA15A

     

    Swamps: This is a 3:47 video clip. Summary: The dominant form of plant life in a swamp is a woody plant, such as a shrub or a tree. There are a variety of different kinds of animals that live in the swamps, too. Different swamps can support different lives.



    There are also a few videos and segments of Magic Schoolbus videos.

    The Magic School Bus gets Swamped

    Running time: 24:04

    SUMMARY: Should Walkerville get rid of the swamp and replace it with a great new shopping mall or build the mall somewhere else? The class learns that the swamp is an important habitat and natural water filter, but the town council’s not convinced until...FLOOD!!

    http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/69AD823F-5C2F-4A31-9986-F52D98899025




    Magic School Bus goes to Mussel Beach

    Running Time: 28:34

    http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/E3DE2526-D128-4760-89C7-9E66A200F869

    This includes a 2:30 video segment “Ocean Habitat” Summary: As the Magic School Bus producer and Liz walk along the beach, the producer explains to a caller that shoreline plants and animals live where they can best cope with the changes of the tide.