Social studies

Social studies

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Land where waters of a river spill over Floodplain
Good for growing crops Fertile
The number of people living in an area Population
A place where ships can load and unload goods Port
Is the height of something above or below sea level. Elevation
Marshes, swamps, or other kinds of land that are damp or coveted with water. Wetlands
The place where the waters of a river spill over onto land is called a Floodplain
Ships can load and unload goods from all over the world at a Port
What is one of the largest ports in the world? New Orleans
What is Louisiana's capitol where our state government is? Baton Rouge
The number of people living in,an area is the? Population
How does the floodplain along the Mississippi River become fertile? The flood leaves behind some of the rivers silt on the floodplain. When it dries out, the siltthat is left is fertile soil.
Describe the highest elevation point in Louisiana. Driskill Mountain in northern Louisiana has the highest elevation in our state
Driskill Mountain has an elevation of? 535 feet
Driskill Mountain is covered with Forests
What covers almost half of our state's land? Forests
What is Louisiana's only national forest? Kisatchie National Forest
Who helped form the Kistatchie National Forest? Caroline Dormon
Name 2 ways that the Mississippi River is important to the people in our state. New Orleans and Baton Rouge have ports located on the river and the river provides the floodplain with fertile soil.
How are the Mississippi River Delta and the Atachafalaya Swamp different? The river delta is ever-changing and the swamp is not.
A popular place for visitors to see Louisiana's natural beauty in southern Louisiana Bayou Teche
A giant swamp that surrounds much of the Atchafalaya River The Atachafalaya Swamp
Mississippi River starts to branch out into smaller rivers as it enters the
Gulf of Mexico
As you climb a mountain, you reach higher and higher Elevation
The land where the waters of a river spill over is called a Floodplain
If you sail into a major city on a river, you have landed in a Port
The Atachafalaya Swamp is just one of several kinds of ______ found in Louisiana. Wetlands
Silt left behind by the Mississippi River helps farmers by making the soil ________. Fertile
The city of New Orleans had the biggest ________ in Louisiana in 2000. Population

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