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California

  1. 2. My name is Katherine, And I’m from California.
  2. 3. I live in Hollywood, in Los Angeles.
  3. 4. California is a beautiful state.
  4. 5. We have beaches:
  5. 6. Forests (the California Redwoods are the tallest, oldest, largest trees in the world):
  6. 7. Deserts:
  7. 8. Mountains:
  8. 9. And earthquakes!
  9. 10. Some animals from California are the golden eagle:
  10. 11. Coyotes:
  11. 12. Sea otters:
  12. 13. Bears:
  13. 14. Raccoons:
  14. 15. Skunks:
  15. 16. Rattlesnakes:
  16. 17. And monarch butterflies!
  17. 18. Our state flower is the California Golden Poppy.
  18. 19. Some of our biggest cities are: <ul><li>San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><li>And Sacramento </li></ul>
  19. 20. Lots of places in California have Spanish names, <ul><li>because Spain colonized California during the 1700’s. Our oldest buildings are the Spanish missions. </li></ul>
  20. 21. The full name of Los Angeles (L.A.) is <ul><li>“ El Pueblo de Nuestra Se ñora la Reina de Los Ángeles de Porciúncula.” </li></ul>
  21. 22. The Gold Rush <ul><li>In the 1840’s, lots of people moved to California looking for gold. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue jeans were invented in California to sell to gold miners. </li></ul><ul><li>We became a part of the USA in 1850. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Today: <ul><li>37,000,000 people live in California. </li></ul><ul><li>13,000,000 live in Los Angeles. </li></ul>
  23. 25. Californians come from all over the world. We are the most diverse state in the USA! <ul><li>There are over 200 different languages spoken in California. </li></ul><ul><li>12,500,000 people in California speak Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>Other popular languages are Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. </li></ul>
  24. 26. Some of our big industries are <ul><li>Film making </li></ul><ul><li>Computer technology (Apple Computers come from California.) </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>Some of our sports teams are the Dodgers, the Lakers, and the Galaxy. </li></ul>
  26. 28. Some of my favorite places in Los Angeles are: <ul><li>Griffith Park, a popular place for hiking that has an observatory at the top. </li></ul><ul><li>Watts Towers, built by one man in the 20th century. </li></ul>
  27. 29. I like the food in California! <ul><li>San Francisco sourdough bread can be used as a bowl! </li></ul><ul><li>California has very good fruits and vegetables, and salads are popular. </li></ul>
  28. 30. California is my home! School year 2010-2011 Katherine Myrvold

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