Research Essay

This research paper is to take the material we have studied in our course which has been applied to a ‘macro’ level and reduce our scale to the ‘micro’ level of the state of Virginia.


Research: Develop a full physical geography profile of Virginia. Include in your paper:

1. describe any distinguishing regions of the State

2. what biome(s) is the State located within?

3. what is the climate of the State and designation in the Koppen classification?

4. what are some of the natural resources found within the State?

5. what soil-types are found within its borders?

6. for our area, what watershed do we fall within other that the Chesapeake bay?

7. what is the Suffolk scarp? Where is it located?

8. what does the future hold for the State

The Geographer may use the various maps (figures) from the textbook and your attention is called to the site below.

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