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The Lone Woman and San Nicholas Island
3rd - 5th
Explore the fascinating archaeology of San Nicholas Island in the Channel Islands of the California coast. You'll find a video on the story of the "Lone Woman", activities for learners to imagine what it would have been like to be alone on an island, and consider the ethics involved in archaeological digs and excavation.
What is Groundwater? Our Underground Water Supply
2nd - 4th CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about the consequences of groundwater with a lesson about the different ways California handles water conservation and pollution. After reading a passage about the water table, learners apply what they have read to six...
4th Grade California Relief Map Project
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Bring life to your next California geography lesson with this great project! Learners design a three-dimensional wall relief map of California, painting and decorating regions using a variety of materials and labeling major geographical...
The Call of the Wild: Culture and History
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild is set during the Yukon Gold Rush and describes the harsh environment of the Klondike. Ask your class to describe the Klondike and consider the motivation needed to take a journey like the one so...
Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900
6th - 8th
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The...
Read All About It! California History of the 30s and 40s
3rd - 8th
Explore the Great Depression! Discover the challenges people experienced during the time period. Learners investigate photographs from the Dust Bowl and WWII era and create a story line about the photographs, writing a newspaper article...
The Brief American Pageant: Renewing the Sectional Struggle
9th - 11th
A panorama of the mid-19th century in America, this series of images present several issues that were prevalent before the Civil War. Territorial and social conflicts were heated during this time, and one map in particular shows a...
Developing Academic Literacy Through Non-Fiction Reading: Cause and Effect
Fourth graders discover strategies to see the real meaning of a non-fiction piece. In this social studies/reading lesson students complete an outline as they read a text. Students transfer this information into a cause and effect chart...
"All We Want Is an Equal Chance, an Open Field, and a Fair Fight"
8th - 12th
Students investigate the California Gold Rush. In this California history instructional activity, students analyze images, letters, and documents from the era to discover information about the events and social conditions spurred by the...
Gold Rush Abolitionists: How different was the role of Spanish-speaking blacks under Mexican rule from the role of English-speaking blacks under U.S. rule?
8th - 12th
Young scholars determine how Spanish-speaking blacks and English speaking blacks were treated differently. In this emancipation lesson plan, students compare the Mexican and American rules regarding slavery.
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
5th - 8th
Students explore the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush. Students identify images that reflect the Gold...
Daily Lives of the Native Americans at the California Missions
Fifth graders analyze the lives of Native and non-native Americans living in California missions. In this California history lesson, 5th graders take a pretest on the daily lives of people living at the California missions. Students...
Dust Bowl Exodus: How Drought and the Depression Took Their Toll
9th - 12th
Students examine the migration of refugees. In this California history instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of how the Dust Bowl and Great Depression led to a California...
Movement and Migration: the Gold Nugget that launched the Gold Rush
4th - 6th
Young scholars learn what it was like to be a gold miner. In this California gold rush instructional activity, students watch a movie about the California gold rush and discuss what they learned. Young scholars use the Internet to...
Los Californios: California's Spanish, Native American, and African Heritage
Fourth graders study how the Californios adapted to keep their land rights. In this California history activity, 4th graders use primary documents to determine what changes Califonios had to make in order to retain ownership of their...
It's (Not) Just a Bug: Simulating Invasive Insect Predation on a Plant Population
6th - 12th
Learners reflect on challenges that face farmers in cultivating crops, including insects. They then simulate how crops are affected by native and non-native insect populations and the options farmers have to protect their crops. Finally,...
California Becomes an Agricultural and Industrial Power
4th - 5th
Students examine how California became an agricultural and industrial leader. Using stories of the Gold Rush, mail service, and Transcontinental Railroad, they discover how the state developed politically and culturally since the 1850s....
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 8, Lesson 1: Farming Takes Hold (pp. 184-187)
Fourth graders discuss that the movement toward farming during the 1850's to the 1870's meant for California. The economy of California is studied in relationship to the effects of farming. There are several focus questions to help...
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 11, Lesson 1: California in Wartime (pp. 250-253)
Fourth graders explore the crisis of Japanese Americans during World War II. The benefits of the California economy are explored. The lesson plan has a discussion portion that is culturally relevant for many types of students.
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 11, Lesson 2: New Uses of Science and Technology (pp. 255-259)
Fourth graders reflect upon the development of technology and how it has effected the lives of Californians. Drawings and writings are used as media for self-expression. The areas of focus are aviation, sea exploration, and farming.
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 10, Lesson 1: Growth of Industry (pp. 226-230)
Fourth graders discuss the four big events that helped California's southern coast grow in the early 1900's. The events of the digging of San Pedro Harbor and the Panama Canal are included. The effects upon California is looked upon from...
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 12, Lesson 3 A Growing California (pp. 284-287)
Fourth graders focus upon the development of the economy of California. The use of personal goals for employment are used. This helps learners to form connections to various industries like the Computer Boom, Pacific Rim Trade, and...
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 12, Lesson 1 A Struggle for Rights (pp. 270-274)
Fourth graders examine the time period of the 1960's and 70's to have discussions about three different ethnic groups. They examine the issue of discrimination and civil rights. The instructional activity includes a helpful outline with...
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 11, Lesson 3: New Ways of Living (pp. 260-263)
Fourth graders write one fact that pertains to the growth in California suburbs after World War II and another fact that pertains to the changes in the cities. Invite students to share their facts. The class can guess whether the fact...
Oh, California: Lesson at a Glance "The Thirty-first State"
4th - 6th
Students read Houghton Mifflin's "Oh, California", chapter 6, lesson 2: "The Thirty-First State." After discussion, students write a short speech in favor of letting American Indians vote. Then they make a picture map showing the...