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4.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California. 

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The Big Question

What are the most important symbols of the state of California and what makes them important symbols?

World Atlas Website

This link will take you to the World Atlas website where you will find many facts and other information about California. 

State Flag

The Bear Flag

-The white background stands for purity. The red signifies courage. The star represents sovereignty. The grizzly bear represents strength. 

Source: “Flag of California.” State Symbol USA,

The Bear Flag Revolt

Check out this site to discover more about the state flag and its origin. 

State Animal

California Grizzly Bear

-Currently on the endangered species list.

Source: “California Grizzly Bear.” State Symbols USA,

State Flower

California Poppy

-Find out more about the California Poppy on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website. 

Source: “California Poppy.” California Department of Fish and Wildlife,

State Bird

California Quail

Source: “California Quail.” State Symbols USA,

California Fast Facts