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  • This presentation was originally posted on: http://www.elko.k12.nv.us/nntc/ppp.htm Susan Neal can be reached at: [email_address]

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  • 1. On the next slide, click andtry to figure out what state is displayed. To find out the answer, click again.
  • 2. MA NH WA MT VT ND ME MN NJ OR WI ID SD NY WY MI RI PA NV IA NE OH IL CT UT IN CO WVCA KS VA DE MO KY NC MD AZ TN OK NM AR SC AL GA MS TX LA FL AK HI
  • 3. Do you want to find out more information about astate? Just click on the link and you will be taken to a site that tells you more about that state.
  • 4. MA NH WA MT VT ND ME MN NJ OR WI ID SD NY WY MI RI PA NV IA NE OH IL CT UT IN CO WVCA KS VA DE MO KY NC MD AZ TN OK NM AR SC AL GA MS TX LA FL AK HI
  • 5. Best and most famous places and things todo in each state- click on the state.
  • 6. MA NH WA MT VT ND ME MN NJ OR WI ID SD NY WY MI RI PA NV IA NE OH IL CT UT IN CO WVCA KS VA DE MO KY NC MD AZ TN OK NM AR SC AL GA MS TX LA FL AK HI
  • 7. Washinton State Washington State is famous for many things, including Starbucks coffee, Microsoft and Bill Gates, and, of course, apples! (No, not the computer - the fruit.)Pike Place Market has claimed to be the oldestoperating public farm market in the entire country.Whether thats true or not, it is definitely one of theliveliest places, and certainly the liveliest in downtownSeattle. The market contains everything from flowerstalls and a variety of unique shops.
  • 8. CaliforniaThere are a thousand things to do in California.These include:Visiting Disneyland, Universal Studios inHollywood, surfing, whale watching, going tothe Golden gate bridge, Chinatown, the Wax museum, as well as countless other museums.
  • 9. Utah Years ago, the pioneers crossed America to discover the west. Some wanted a new future, some hoped to find gold. Salt Lake City, the Capital of Utah, was the destination of many Pioneers.Utah also hasmany mountainsand is home towinter sportsall year.
  • 10. Oregon Historically, people traveling into the West traveled using ¨The Oregon Trail.¨ Hundreds of people and animals walked over the mountains and made paths that you can still hike and bike today.Oregon´s beaches are beautifuland haunting shipwrecks and to lighthouses to explore.
  • 11. Alaska One of the most interesting things about Alaska is that days and nights are longer depending on the time of year. For example, in the summer, day can be 23 hours long. In the Winter there is only light for an hour. This is because of the Arctic Circle.People normally travel to Alaska to hunt or to see theRugged Natural beauty. Above all, the most famous of these,are the northern lights.
  • 12. HawaiiWithout a doubt, Hawaii isthe number one state totravel for a luxuryvacation. All have beaches,volcanoes and nature parksto visit.For a bit of history, go to Oahu, where the famousUnited States Naval base, Pearl Harbor, was attackedby Japanese Bombs. The overall death count reached 2,402.
  • 13. Idaho Famous sites to visit For the adventurer- you might want to try Ghost towns Rock climbing Hiking Snake River Valley Fishing City of Kayaking Rocks Rafting Skiing Idaho has a lot of lakes,canyons, mountains and, of course, the Oregon Trail.
  • 14. NevadaNevada hosts one of themost famous cities in theUSA, where people oftenescape to gamble, getmarried quick,or do other misdeeds. (Theydon´t call it sin city fornothing). . You can also escape to the Red Hills, to view the blood red mountains.
  • 15. MontanaA place to hunt and observe nature, Glacier park has beautiful viewsyou can only see if you are willing to climb the mountain to the top.
  • 16. South DakotaSouth Dakota is famous for it´snature, especially for it´s numerousmountains called ¨The Bad lands¨.but also a highly historical state aswell.It´s most famous monuments areMount Rushmore, and CrazyHorse.
  • 17. Wyoming Yellowstone National park is one of the most famous parks in the United States to camp and view nature and wild animals. It also is one of the best places to ski.Old Faithful is a geiser in Yellowstone parkthat is hundreds of years old.In the past it erupted frequently, but over time, it now only erupts everyhour.
  • 18. ArizonaArizona is desert country, but aside from the famous city of Phoenix,Arizona is also home to one of the natural wonders of the world- theGrand canyon. The hike to the bottom can only be done on foot or by muleAnd once you reach the end, you must stay the evening at the onlyhotel in the valley.
  • 19. New MexicoMexico likes to say that it is a tri-cultural population.It has been inhabited by Native Americanpopulations and has, in turn, been part of theImperial Spanish vice royalty of New Spain, thecountry of Mexico and a United States territory. Mixin the Anglo-Americans who moved west inthe1800s and the result is a culture unique
  • 20. Home of Hoover´sDam, the largest inThe United statesholding thousands oftons of water, youshould visit thisFamous site and taketh tour, which willTake you by lift fromthe bottom to the top. Colorado is the famous state in America for skiing, snowboarding, And other winter sports, due to it´s high mountains.Colorado
  • 21. North Dakota North Dakota´s badlands And nature parks are truly beautiful, though often quite cold during the winter, since North Dakota sits next to Canada. Like many states, North Dakota Has Indian settlements of the Cheyenne tribe. One can also see many types of animals, such as cayotes, bears and wild horses.
  • 22. NebraskaNebraska. It´s famous for Chimney Rock, another nature wonderThat pioneers used to look at when they passed on their way to the west.Also the famous Smith falls, and the wide open plain areas are great forHorseback riding or simply walking by foot.
  • 23. Kansas One of the biggest reasons to visit Kansas, (aside from seeing the Oz Museum on the right) is to go to the battlefield and see war reinactments. Actors from different museums and Historical societies are more than willing to put on a show and demonstrate how life was during the civil war.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL9diaFfYWQ
  • 24. OklahomaThe capital of Oklahomais, simply, Oklahoma City. In theSouth, it´s one of the biggestcities that still manages to feellike a small town. One culturally interesting thing to do is to go to a rodeo. It takes two kinds of courage- the courage to ride and the courage to watch!
  • 25. TexasThere is a saying that says, ¨Everything is bigger- and better- in Texas. To a certain extent, the firstpart is true. Texas borderlines Mexico and many of it´s monuments and buildings share names andhistories with Spanish culture. Texas is known for it´s cattle, for it´s heat, it´s food sizes that are twice asbig as normal and it´s hard working, American spirit.Texas is also the state thatformer President George Bushlives in.
  • 26. MinnesodaGo Antiquing, visit monuments, such as the state capitol building. Orgo to Mall of America, the biggest mall in the United States, withover 200 stores, and big enough to fit 7 baseball stadiums inside. .
  • 27. Wisconsin Wisconsin is famous for it´s dairy farms, but also for it´s orchards. If you enjoy wine, you might want to take a tour through one of the Orchards. Some of the Most famous Wollersheim and Brigadoon. Not only can you enjoy nature, but Wollersheim is Also a national historic landmark, next to the Wisconsin river.
  • 28. Iowa "The Crookedest Street in the World“ can be found in Snake Alley Burlington, Iowa.The Grotto is a composite of nine separateGrottos, each portraying a scene in the life ofChrist. It includes the largest collection ofprecious stones and gems found anywhere inone location. The beautiful artistry has to beseen in order to be appreciated, and themessage it inspires is beyond words.
  • 29. Missouri 3 of the most interesting places in Missouri are…The Butterfly House is in a suburbof St. Louis and has a wonderfulconservatory that is home to nearly2000 butterflies The golden arch Of St. Louis. Elephant Rock Park. Where the rocks are as big as… well… elephants.
  • 30. ArkansasArkansas Blues and Heritage FestivalConsidered one of the top annualevents in the state, Blues and White RiverHeritage Festival is one of the Spanning more than seven hundredmust-see state attractions. Any miles through Arkansas, the Whitemusic lovers taking Arkansas trips River offers a wealth of things toin the first weekend of October do.should plan to go. Great music,delicious southern fare, and plentyof fun.
  • 31. Louisiana Despite it´s past, New Orleans has risen out of the dust. Known far and wide As the blues capital of the world, it Wecomes all music lovers. Martigraw is It´s most important celebration and preparations for next year willbegin the moment this year´s celebration ends!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZNYMwgHIAg&feature=
  • 32. Michegan Apart from the Island of Hawaii, Michegan is the only state that is broken into two parts, seperated by the Great Lake, Huron.Michegan also has all seasons, acold winter with snow,And warm summers at the lake.
  • 33. IndianaVisit northern Indianas Amishcountry to discover the regions richheritage and friendly Amishcommunities, who still travel byhorse and buggy. Sample Amishfood, buy locally made quilts andhandicrafts, and enjoy home-cooked meals.
  • 34. Illinois If you want to make the famous ride of Route 66, you can start your journey in ChicagoOne of the most diverse statesin the Midwest is Illinois.Where else can you go fromlake front activities likeboating and sunbathing, to abustling large city in just afew minutes? Add to that thecasino gaming, skiing,golfing and other attractionsthat are available throughoutthe state and you have theperfect vacation destination.
  • 35. OhioBefore the Civil war, black Africans were used for slavery.Many of them tried to escape the south by running away toThe North, using ¨The underground railroad.¨ Slaves escaping through Ohio would hide in People´s houses or barns. If they were caught, they risked death or extreme punishment.
  • 36. Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park located near Cave City, KY. Mammoth Cave is the most extensive cave system known in the world. It is known to include more than 367 miles.
  • 37. TennesseeNashville- the country music capital of America. Nothing couldpossibly be more southern. Second only to New York, every kind ofMusical or Theater entertainment can be found here.This is also where Davy Crockettwas born.
  • 38. MississippiThe Mississippi river is one of the longest and most famous riversIn the United States. It´s also where the stories of Tom Sawyer andHuckleberry fin were created.
  • 39. AlabamaThe U.S. Space & Rocket Center inHuntsville, Alabamais a museumshowcasing rockets, achievements, andartifacts of the U.S. space program.The facility is also home to UnitedStates Space Camp and AviationChallenge. Sometimes billed as “Earths largest space museum",astronaut Owen Garriott described the place as, "a great way to learn aboutspace in a town that has embraced thespace program from the very beginning
  • 40. FlordiaFlordia is an interesting state. Over 50% of the populationare people over 50 years old. It has a warm, calm climateall year.Flordia can also boast one of the largest tourism spots in the country.Disney World, sea world, the beach and cities like Miamidraw crowds in summer and winter- all year.
  • 41. Whether you go to Altanta to experience the city, the countryto take a history tour of life in the 1800s, or simply go to the orchardsto pick a Georgia peach, Georgia remains one of the South´s mostcharming states. Georgia
  • 42. South CarolinaFor clean, white sand and warm waterTemperature all year, visit South Carolina.Like all places along the coast of the UnitedStates, it´s seafood is superb.In your time in South Carolina, you may wantTo take a tour of some of the Southern Mansionswhich can teach you a lot about life was likein the 1700 and 1800s.
  • 43. North CarolinaGeorge Vanderbilt a young millonaire, decided to build a house wherehe, his wife and his future family could live comfortablyand entertain visitors. Although the family no longer liveshere, Biltmore Mansion is now viewed by hundredsof tourists each year. Pay particular attention to thebowling alley, tennis court, Winery,and indoor swimming pool.
  • 44. VirginiaVirginia and Marylandcouldn´t quite decide whichstate should have the honor ofAmerica´s Capital. SoWashington DC rests, notonly in Virigina, but in bothof the states.Also in Virginia is AssetegueIsland, where wild horses livefreely. If you want to go tothe beach, you´ll have toshare it.
  • 45. MarylandMaryland rests on the Ocean front, withan impressive harbor that stretches outfor miles. But the Ocean water is not theonly impressive thing to see.The Baltimore Aquarium is one of the biggest in the country.With thousands of things to see from fish, to sharks, toEels and sting rays, you could easily pass an entire dayinside.
  • 46. DelawareIn America, each states has a different sales tax, which is added onto each dollar. Delaware, however, hasn´t got any sales tax at all-which means if you´re planning any big purchases, you shouldmake them here. In the past, Delaware was A popular place to elope and be married, because they did not require a blood test.
  • 47. New JerseyPrinceton, one of the top Universities in the Country, can be foundIn New Jersey, a tiny state with top beaches and wild life.Ocean City New Jersey is one of the most popular beaches,with a Boardwalk to explore.
  • 48. PennsylvaniaPennsylvania was one of the first states and holds some ofThe countrie´s most important documents and monumentscan be found in Philadelphia.Another important place to visit is Gettysburg Pennsylvania, where oneOf the many battles of the American Civil war took place.Even now, you can see the holes of bullets in the doorsand buildings, and take a ghost tour by day or night.
  • 49. New YorkNew York is every actor´s dream.Whether you go to Central park,see a play on broadway,or visit the New York Trade center´sMemorial, New York has somethingto offer to each person.
  • 50. ConnecticutC o n n e c t ic u t is t h e P r im e W in t e rD e s t in a t io n f o r E a g le V ie w in gPolish those binoculars and get ready for eagle viewing inConnecticut! Up to 100 beautiful eagles spend winter alongConnecticut waterways. February and early March areprime times to spot the largest concentration of eagles in theNortheast, as our country’s national symbol perches andflies high above the trees.
  • 51. Rhode IslandRhode Island is the smallest state in America. However, it has alot of charm and local culture. Ixta Island is populare for it´sgreek-like buildings along the coast. However there is a lot ofmodernism too. If you would like a boat tour, or to try wind orwater skiing-surfing, Rhode Island is a good placeto go.
  • 52. MassechusettesAs one of the first states, Massechusettes has a lot of history.The first pilgrims in America settled here and started a community.When the boat arrived from England the community was gone-not a single person remained. To this day, it remains a mystery. Plymouth Plantations Pilgrim Village brings to life the Plymouth of 1627.
  • 53. New Hampshire Fareham restaurant is ideally situated in the centre of Hampshire, making it an excellent base to see a whole range of tourist attractions. Perfect for anyone wishing to use Lysses House as a base to explore Hampshire and the surrounding area, as a welcome break during a long conference or if your delegates wish to stay on for a days holiday afterwards.
  • 54. MaineIf you like sea food, maine is the perfect state for you. Many of it´sRestaurants face the ocean, so fresh food is always available. OtherActivities you may enjoy are Moose hunting and berrying.A general warning to the beach lovers- Maine may be onthe coast, but it´s very far north. The water is alwaysquite cold!
  • 55. VermontVermont is for lovers is the state motto. No one knows why- maybe it´s because Vermont is a state of simple beauty- a place to escape. Or, maybe it´s because it was a popular place to run away and get married.
  • 56. West VirginiaThis used to be a very wealthy state for coal mining, howeverNow many of the mines are closed because there is no more coal.However the country is made up of many small mining communities.Rising from War, West Virigina, were the Rocket boys,men who grew up making homemade rockets and whoeventually worked for NASA.