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Colorado

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Colorado

Geography:

What states, country, or bodies of water border it? Utah, Kansas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nebraska

What is the state capital? Denver

What are some major cities? Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Grand Junction

What is the area (in square miles) of your state? 104,100 square miles

What is the highest point and how high is it? Mount Elbert at 14,440 Feet

What is the lowest point and how low is it? Arikaree River at 3,315 feet

 

The best map that I found does not grant permission to repost, so I included the link here: http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/lgcolor/cocolor.htm.

 

 

 

This is a picture of I-70 taken from Beaver Brook Trail, right outside of Golden, CO. Clear Creek runs alongside the highway. You can see one of Golden's Table Mountains in the distance.

 

History:

Tell when it became a state and what number state it is. Colorado is called "the Centennial State" because it became a state in 1876, the year of our country's centennial anniversary. It is the 38th state.

How did the state get its name? Colorado means "colored red" in Spanish. Many of the rocks here have a reddish hue.

Tell about a historic figure from this state. The "Unsinkable Molly Brown" lived in Denver, though she was originally from Missouri. She was the wife of a wealthy silver mogul. She was on the Titanic when it sank. She survived and helped many other people get to boats, helped to row to safety, and helped to care for people once they were rescued. Kathy Bates played the character of Molly Brown in the movie, "Titanic."

 

Civics:

Who is the governor? Bill Ritter

Who is the lieutenant governor? Barbara O'Brien

Who are the U.S. senators from this state? Michael F. Bennet and Mark Udall

How many U.S. House of Representatives members are from this state? Seven

State Flag: Colorado's flag is representative of its blue skies, white capped mountains, red rocks, and its gold mining history.

 

 

 

Economics:

List resources mined in the state: Coal, gold, gypsum, limestone, silver, molybdenum, gravel, sand, and crushed stone.

List crops grown in the state: The Western slope is known for its fruit crops: peaches, grapes, plums, etc. In the Eastern plains, wheat, hay, and corn.

 

Climate:

What is the average high January temperature of the state capital? 43 degrees F

What is the average high July temperature of the state capital? 88 degrees F

What is the average low January temperature of the state capital? 16 degrees F

What is the average low July temperature of the state capital? 59 degrees F

What is the average precipitation for January of the state capital? .51 inches

What is the average precipitation for July of the state capital? 1.93 inches

 

 

Population:

What is the population of the state (year 2000 or later)? 4,301,261

 

Symbols:

State bird: Lark Bunting, also known as the Prairie Lark Finch

State flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine

State tree: Blue Spruce

State song: Where the Columbines Grow

State nickname: The Centennial State (also called "Colorful Colorado")

Other- State fossil: Stegosaurus

 

Recreation:

Colorado has hundreds of things to do for recreation. Visitors ski, mountain-climb, hike, camp, river raft, hand-glide, and tour its mining towns. Denver has many museums and parks to visit.

 

This photo shows a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination: Garden of the Gods, right outside of Colorado Springs.

 

Photo courtesy of bridgepix on Flickr 

 

 

Other:

 

What other interesting things did you learn about this state? America the Beautiful was written by Katharine Lee Bates during a trip to Colorado. She was inspired by the view from Pikes Peak.

 

Bibliography (Where did you find your information?):

NSTATE. Netstate. http://www.netstate.com/states/alma/co_alma.htm, October 17, 2006. Retrieved March 21, 2007.

Geology.com. http://geology.com/states/colorado.shtml Retrieved March 22, 2007

Infoplease. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108189.html. Retrieved March 26, 2007

Colorado Mining Association. http://www.coloradomining.org/COMiningFacts.html#link2. Retrieved March 26, 2007.

Intellicast. http://www.intellicast.com/Almanac/. Retrieved March 26, 2007.

 

 

Citing sources:

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Photos used - Give the name of the person who owns the photo.

 

 

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Comments (3)

Anonymous said

at 1:47 pm on Mar 21, 2007

I was pleasantly surprised to see that you had started this today. I just created the two pages you talked about earlier today. The students thought it was great that someone had commented on their pages, other than me.

Anonymous said

at 11:44 am on Mar 22, 2007

I'll chip away at it between projects. It's a nice activity do turn to during the day! (Just pleae don't discount my grade due to not meeting the deadline...)

Anonymous said

at 2:25 pm on Mar 23, 2007

Ashley put the words your and self together as was suggested in her comments. Saul selected one of your Seattle pictures to use, but he's been gone for a couple days and has not put it on his page yet. You're doing a good job on your page and the class and I will check your progress every so often.

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