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  • 1. North Carolina By Kristen Wassil
  • 2. Where I come from
    • I come from the United States of America (USA).
    • The USA is in North America.
    • It is next to Canada and Mexico.
    • The USA is made up for 50 states.
  • 3. American Money
    • American money is called the dollar. One dollar is divided into 100 cents.
    • American money has pictures of US presidents and other important American figures.
    • American coins have their own names:
    • 1¢=penny, 5¢=nickel, 10¢=dime, 25¢=quarter
  • 4. My State
    • My state is called North Carolina (NC).
    • It is on the east coast of the USA.
    • It became a state in 1789.
    • NC has a subtropical climate.
  • 5. State Flag
    • North Carolina´s flag is red, white, and blue. It has the same colors as the US flag.
    • The flag has one white star on it.
  • 6. Raleigh, the State Capital
    • The capital of North Carolina is called Raleigh.
    • Raleigh was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, an English explorer.
    • Raleigh is in the center of North Carolina.
  • 7. 3 Regions of North Carolina
    • North Carolina is divided into 3 parts: The coast, the piedmont, and the mountains.
    • The coast is the area that is close to the Atlantic Ocean.
    • The piedmont is in the center of North Carolina.
    • The mountains are in the west of North Carolina.
  • 8. The Coast of North Carolina
  • 9. Roanoke Island
    • North Carolina had the first colony in the USA.
    • It was called Roanoke.
    • The people who lived in Roanoke disappeared and what happened to them is still a mystery.
  • 10. Kitty Hawk
    • In the early 1900s, the Wright Brothers created the first airplane.
    • The flew planes in Kitty Hawk, NC because of the regular winds and the soft sand.
    • Now there is a national monument where the Wright Brothers flew their planes.
  • 11. North Carolina Battleship
    • This battleship is called the USS North Carolina.
    • It was used during World War II.
    • It is in Wilmington.
    • The battleship is now a museum.
  • 12. The Piedmont of North Carolina
  • 13. Old Salem
    • Old Salem was first settled by people from the Czech Republic.
    • Old Salem now has a living history museum, a toy museum, and gardens to visit.
  • 14. Charlotte
    • Charlotte is the biggest city in North Carolina.
    • Charlotte is an important city for NASCAR, a car race on a track.
  • 15. North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro
    • The zoo has more than 200 types of animals.
    • It has animals from Africa and North America.
    • NC zoo was the first American zoo to put animals in areas that are similar to their natural habitat.
  • 16. The Mountains of North Carolina
  • 17. The Great Smoky Mountains
    • The Smoky Mountains get their name from the fog that is there.
    • The highest place is called Clingmans dome and it is 2.025 meters high.
    • The Smoky Mountains are home to many plants and animals, like black bears, deer, and salamanders.
  • 18. Grandfather Mountain
    • Grandfather Mountain has a swinging bridge that is 1 mile (1.610 mts) high.
    • Grandfather Mountains has a festival of Scottish games, called the Highland games, each year.
  • 19. The Biltmore House
    • The Biltmore House is the biggest home in America. It has 250 rooms.
    • The house has an indoor swimming pool, a bowling alley, and a library.
    • The Biltmore House has a large garden with 250 types of roses.
  • 20. Sports in North Carolina
    • NC has some professional sports teams.
    • There is a football team called the Carolina Panthers. In the USA, American football is different from Spanish football.
    • NC has a hockey team called the Hurricanes.
    • NC has a basketball team called the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • 21. Food in North Carolina
    • A popular food in NC is called barbecue. It is made of pulled pork and has a sauce made of vinegar and tomato.
    • Grits are very typical in NC. They are made of ground corn. Some people add butter, salt, or cheese.
  • 22. Traditional Music from North Carolina
    • The traditional music from NC is called Bluegrass.
    • It is typically played with a banjo (see photo), an istrument similar to a guitar.
    • Bluegrass is a type of country music that started in the 1940s.