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Activities
  1. Think About It
    This map will help you understand the South. Click on the Fishing label in the Legend. Which states have fishing as an economic activity? Which states do not have fishing as an economic activity?
  2. Explore It
    Look closely at the map. Which economic activity uses the most land in the South?
  3. Write About It
    Choose one of the labeled states on the map. Create a fact card for this state. Write down all of the economic activities that take place in the state. Then list any physical features you see in the state, such as mountains, rivers, or ocean. Also include the major cities found there.
Learn More About It

This map shows three ways to look at the southern region of the United States. One way is to explore the physical features that make up the region. Another way is to look at where the most people live in the southern states. You can also learn about the activities that are part of the South's economy. This map shows the geography, major cities, and economic activities of the South.
Check Your Answers
  1. The states that have fishing as an economic activity are Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The states without fishing are Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
  2. Farming is the economic activity that uses the most land in the South.
  3. Your fact card should include information about the economic activities, physical features, and cities for your chosen state. This information can all be found on the map.