The Amazing and Beautiful Southeast
By: Maggie Buman
Kentucky is very, VERY rich. Kentucky has billions of $$$$$$$ in gold. 1 bar is worth more than $16,000.The gold is kept in a big vault, with a door that ways tons of pounds (1 ton is = to 2,000 pounds). The door has a combination lock. Not 1 person knows the combination. Instead, many people know bits and pieces of it. The gold is kept in Fort Knox.
3 types of landforms in the SE
Swamps are usually flooded part of the year. Swamps also have trees and shrubs growing in them. Cypress trees grow in swamps. Marshes are underwater, almost completely. Marshes are way too wet for trees and shrubs, so on the small banks grassy plants grow. In marshes water lilies and duckweed often grow on the water. They are made of saltwater and wet ground. Mangroves are found in warm places. Normal plants can’t grow in mangroves, so mangroves have at special type of plant that can grow there.Rainwater keeps bogs wet and spongy. Moss covers most of bogs. Swamps, marshes, mangroves, bogs, and even everglades (which I didn’t talk about) are all wetlands.
Many of our presidents were born in the southeast, mainly Virginia, one of the twelve southeast states. Our current president, Barack Obama, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The southeast's warm weather draws people from all over the country, especially to the beach. The beach, and other spots in the southeast are great vacation spots. Many people even go there during the winter, because when Minnesota is covered in a thick, White winter blanket (snow), Florida and other southeast states are warm and sunny. But watch out for hurricanes!
The video below is all about the southeast. It is 4 minutes and 5 seconds (4:05) long. Enjoy! Don't forget to NEVER STOP LEARNING!
I got all my information from paying attention in class. How much info do you have? I hope you payed attention, too!