Monday, September 8, 2008


For the next two weeks, we will study the Government and History in preparation for Constitution Day on September 17. We will also mark California Admissions Day on September 9 (CA joined the USA in 1850).

Constitution Day is also known as Citizenship Day. One of the most famous naturalized US citizens is the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today we will read a short biography about Governor Schwarzenegger. You can download the handout here.

VOANews: California and Its People
Many people consider California the land of dreams; the state population grew almost five percent between 2000 and 2003.

VOANews: THIS IS AMERICA - California - 2003-11-23
The western state of California is has one of the largest populations in the United States. Its natural resources and technology industry have made it one of the most popular places to live.

VOANews: October 4, 2003: California Recall Election - 2003-10-03
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger could become California's next governor after next week's recall election.

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