This week, we will begin Chapter 1, "Florida's Geography" in our social studies curriculum. We will begin by reading about Florida's location in relation to other place on Earth, discuss Florida's region within the U.S., and analyze what makes Florida's location special in relation to Latin America. We will also practice using the line of latitude and longitude to located places in Florida. Finally, we read about Florida's two main landforms; lowlands and highlands.
Vocabulary continent hemisphere equator relative location mountain range Panhandle peninsula strait absolute location lines of latitude parallels degree lones of longitude meridians prime meridian continental shelf wetland natural region sea level coastal plain cape savanna barrier island marsh swamp hammock elevation bay harbor port inlet river system tributary estuary waterway canal groundwater aquifer sinkhole temperature precipitation climate humidity economy tornado drought hurricane storm surge fertile growing season product mineral manufacturing phosphate petroleum nonrenewable resource renewable resource habitat endangered land use