SS8E1: The Four Systems of Transportation

Georgia is known as the “transportation hub” of the southeast. Georgia’s four systems of transportation are integral to the state’s economy by transporting people and products quickly and efficiently, providing job opportunities, and play a crucial role in the economic development of many cities. The resources on this page are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for eighth grade Georgia Studies: SS8E1 Explain how the four transportation systems (road, air, water, and rail) of Georgia contribute to the development and growth of the state’s economy.


Essential Questions for the Four Systems of Transportation

  1. Why is location important for production, distribution, and consumption?
  2. How does Georgia conduct trade at state, national, and global levels?
  3. How has transportation contributed to Georgia’s economic growth?

Primary Source Exploration for the Four Systems of Transportation

 


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