Busy. Please wait.
Log in using Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

8SS unit 1

geography, native am, explorers

relative location describes where a place is compared to other locations
hemisphere any half of the earth
absolute location precise position on earth's surface; often given in latitude and longitude
equator imaginary line that goes around the globe exactly halfway between the North and South Pole
Prime Meridian imaginary line running from the North Pole through England and part of Africa to the South Pole
Barrier Islands islands off the coast of Georgia; protect beaches by blocking much wind, sand, and water that could erode the mainland
Fall Line line that marks the farthest inland shoreline of the pre-historic ocean; divides Piedmont region from Coastal Plain
physiographic regions way of defining the Earth's landforms into distinct regions
Blue Ridge region in Georgia where highest and largest group of mountains in GA are located
Ridge and Valley region in Ga that has low open valleys and narrow ridges that run parallel to the valleys
Piedmont region in Ga that has gently sloping hills and valleys in the north and flatlands in the south; most populated in Ga.
TAG Corner in the Appalachian Plateau, region where Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia meet
Coastal Plain major agricultural region; contains georgia's coasts
Appalachian Plateau smallest region in Ga. made up of limestone caves, deep canyons, and rock formations
Okefenokee Swamp located in Coastal Plain region, one of the largest freshwater wetlands in America
Savannah River begins in the Blue Ridge region; creates border between Georgia and South Carolina
Chattahoochee River begins in the Blue Ridge region; creates borders between Georgia and Alabama
Appalachian Mountains located in BlueRidge region; marks the beginning of the Appalachian Trail
Paleo first pre-historic native Americans , lived in the SE during the period from 10000 to 8000 BC
Archaic pre-historic native Americans, lived in SE from about 8000 to 1000 B.C.
Woodland pre-historic Native American culture that existed between Archaic and Missippian 1000 B.C. to A.D.1000
Missippian pre-historic Native American culture developed along the Mississippi River around A.D.700 later spread to other areas of the SE
atlatl spear throwing tool; increases speed and distance of spear throw
Etowah Indian Mounds built by Mississipians; contains one of the largest Indan mounds in North America
Rock Eagle effigy built by the Woodland Indians
paliades wooden fences made of sharpened stakes, built to protect villages
Hernando de Soto led first successful European exploration through modern day Georgia
missions religious outposts established by Spanish Catholics in order to spread Christianity to Native americans
Created by: cynthia_ritter



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards