Vocabulary Unit 1

Hailey Picciano

Coastal Plain

One of 3 regions in North Carolina. The area that is next to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Tidewater

Part of the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina. The area where the ocean comes inland.

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Piedmont

One of the 3 regions of North Carolina. The region that is in the middle of both the Appalachian Mountains and the Coastal Plain.

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Mountains

One of the 3 regions of North Carolina. The region that is farthest from the Atlantic Ocean

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Backcountry

Area that people lived that was furtherest away from the land near the coast (often the furthest away from towns)

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Fall Line

Imaginary line the divides the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. A fall in the elevation of these two areas.

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Outer Banks

The most famous of the Barrier Islands. The Outer Banks extends along the northern half of the state coastline.

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Sounds

A relatively narrow passage of water between larger bodies of water or between the mainland and an island.

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Barrier Islands

Small islands at the Outer Banks that consist of a long ridge of sand spread along the ocean floor. Most of the barrier islands are less than two miles long.

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Region

One of the 5 themes of geography. Where the geographical area is different from other areas around it. (example: mountains, piedmont, coastal plain).

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Estuary

Bodies of water where fresh water from rivers mix with salt water from the ocean.

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Location

One of the 5 themes of geography. Describes where a place is located either using coordinates or a relationship to another area

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Place

One of the 5 themes of geography. Describes what a place is like: its culture, climate, natural resources, etc.

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Human-Enviormental Interaction

One of the 5 themes of geography. How humans interact with, are affected by, and change their environment.

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Movement

One of the 5 themes of geography. Movement of people, goods, ideas.

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