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Explore San Francisco and learn about its many historical, cultural and natural places.
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For this assignment, you will be researching a San Francisco landmark with a partner and creating a short presentation to advertise your landmark. You will write approximately one page about your landmark, mixing in facts with catch lines to try to get visitors to visit your landmark! You will then video your presentations so that you can share with your class.

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Some of the Hoffman Library's books about San Francisco

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Alcatraz Prison in American history - Marilyn Tower Oliver
Call Number: 365 OLI
ISBN: 0894909908
Publication Date: 1998
Traces the development of the federal prison at Alcatraz Island from the days of Spanish exploration, through its years as a military prison, to its fame as the most escape-proof prison in America.

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Angel Island - Alice K. Flanagan
Call Number: 979.46 FLA
ISBN: 0756512611
Publication Date: 2005
Presents a history of Angel Island on San Francisco Bay where many Asian immigrants were processed before entering the United States, and describes the various reason why those such as the Chinese desired to come to America.

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Angel Island: gateway to Gold Mountain - Russell Freedman
Call Number: 979.46 FRE
ISBN: 0547903782
Publication Date: 2014
Explores the lives and treatment of Asian immigrants detained at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco, California, during the early twentieth century. Includes translations of poems carved by detainees into the walls in Chinese script

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San Francisco - Deborah Kent
Call Number: 979.46 KEN
ISBN: 0516204661
Publication Date: 1997

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Around San Francisco with kids - Clark Norton; revised by Denise M. Leto
Call Number: 979.46 NOR
ISBN: 1400019206
Publication Date: 2008
Profiles sixty-eight things to do with children in San Francisco and the surrounding area, including taking them to Alcatraz Island, China Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Nob Hill.

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The Golden Gate Bridge - Thomas S. Owens
Call Number: 979.46 OWE
ISBN: 0823950166
Publication Date: 1997
Spanning Golden Gate Strait, the Golden Gate Bridge is both an engineering wonder and an artistic feat. Kids learn about both as well as Californian history and the history of the west.

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San Francisco and Northern California - Esther Labi (Editor)
Call Number: 979.46 SAN
ISBN: 1564586456
Publication Date: 1994
An Eyewitness Travel Guide to San Francisco and Northern California.

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San Francisco - photographs by Santi Visalli ; foreword by Kevin Starr
Call Number: 979.46 VIS
ISBN: 0789300044
Publication Date: 1995
More that 165 photographs capture the warmth and spirit of San Francisco

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Journey around San Francisco from A to Z - Martha Day Zschock.
Call Number: 979.46 ZSC
ISBN: 1889833495
Publication Date: 2003

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Amanda Walker

Where in the world is San Francisco here in the library??

San Francisco = 979.46


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