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Quick geography Facts


by Emily Horton, 2012.


Highest Point: Mt. Mitchell- 6,684 feet above sea level


Number of Counties in North Carolina: 100


Major Cities: Raleigh (Capital), Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem


Bordering States: Geogia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia


Major Crops: Tobacco, Sweet Potatoes, Dry Beans, Soybeans, Cotton


Dinosaur Fossils Found in North Carolina: Hypsibema, Lophorhothon, Zatomus

Educator Resources:


Grade 8: Exploring NC’s Government and Environment with The Lorax. North Carolina Civic Education Consortium. http://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/NCGovtEnvironmentLorax.pdf



Sources:


"Geography of North Carolina," North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/socialstudies/elementary/studentsampler/20geography#maps (accessed March 26, 2012).


"North Carolina: Facts, Map, and State Symbol," Enchanted Learning, last modified 2010, http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/northcarolina/ (accessed March 26, 2012).


"North Carolina Geography and Climate," Secretary of State/Kids Page," http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/kidspg/ (accessed March 26, 2012).


"Social Studies: Elementary Resouces: Student Sampler:: Geography," North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Website, http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/socialstudies/elementary/studentsampler/20geography#location (accessed March 27, 2012).


 

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