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97 resources with the keyterm california

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Gold Rush California and its Diverse Population

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students compare contemporary cultural differences with historical differences based on population percentage. In this cross-curriculum Gold Rush/math lesson, students analyze aspects of California's Gold Rush population and diversity...
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Guided Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins in this guided reading instructional activity. Young learners read the historical novel by Scott O'Dell independently, and discuss plot points and characterization with their classmates throughout the...
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An Untold Triumph

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine and analyze the history and experience of Filipinos in Hawaii and California. They identify the contributions of Filipino Americans to the US war effort in World War II, and analyze the many causes that led to...
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California Map

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this California blank outline map worksheet, students examine the political boundaries of the state and then mark the state capital, other cities, and other state attractions on the map.
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Land Use and Lawmaking in California

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design a plan for a housing development in their city. In this house development lesson plan, students observe pictures of land use, research lawmaking, and develop a plan for an environmentally friendly housing development in...
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Sea Otters--Funny Mammals of the Sea

For Students 4th - 5th
In this sea otters worksheet, students read a 2 page article on sea otters, define 12 vocabulary words from the article and answer 7 comprehension questions in complete sentences.
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It's (Not) Just a Bug: Simulating Invasive Insect Predation on a Plant Population

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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,...
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California Geography

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore geography of four distinct regions of California: mountains, coast, central valley, and desert. They locate California on map, identify state's boundaries and borders, and explore agriculture, a major economic...
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All Aboard!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students, in groups, create a display showing a "train trip" to a destination of their choice from a teacher-made list. They also answer a series of questions related to their trip. Groups present their displays.
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You Can Die Here – Death Valley California

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use Google Maps to explore the rain shadow desert. In this climate lesson, students use the Internet, Google Maps, and directed inquiry worksheets to understand how rain shadow deserts form. Students apply climate concepts to...
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The California Recall Election

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify facts about the structure of the California recall election. They research the history of recall elections throughout the United States. They analyze the positives and negatives of a governor recall election.
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California

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book California. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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A Convention shall meet and frame a state constitution...."

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study the California Constitution.  In this American History lesson, 12th graders analyze primary and secondary sources.  Students read and comprehend sections of a novel. 
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Faulting and Folding

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
In this film instructional activity, students complete sentences with information from the movie Faulting and Folding. Students follow along with their instructional activity as they watch the movie.
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Exploring Natural Hazards and Disasters in California

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students create presentations, write, look at maps, and more while studying natural hazards and disasters in California. In this California lesson plan, students research earthquakes, floods, fires, and more.
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California Outline Map

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this California outline map instructional activity, students examine political boundaries of the state and the placement its capital city as well as its major cities. This map is not labeled.
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California Acrostic Poem

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding California using the letters CALIFORNIA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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Desinging and Using a Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are examine the purpose of dichotomous keys. In groups, they design their own in order to describe the characteristics of plants and weeds native to California. To end the lesson, they define new terminology associated with the...
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Mystery State #26

For Students 4th - 6th
In this mystery state worksheet, students answer five clues to identify the state in question. They then locate that state on a map.
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California State Assemblyman

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Paul Fong, an Assembly member of District 22, talks about his busy days. Fong shares his education prior to obtaining his position, as well as what he loves most about his job. He also offers great advice for future members of the...
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Up From the Street: Tommy Guerrero

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Art is a versatile forum for building speaking skills. Learners are introduced to contemporary skate culture. They develop visual, writing, listening, and speaking skills through looking at, creating and talking about artwork. A great...
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Google Earth Geology Field Trip

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Learners take a virtual field trip around California using Google Earth. In this geology field trip lesson, students explore landforms and a variety of rocks located in California.  Learners compare environments where rocks are formed....
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From Yosemite to Joshua Tree

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover diversity of plant and animal life in California's parks and compare findings to identify what makes park areas unique. Students then publish their discoveries in picture books of their own design.
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You Can Depend On me

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Discover the natural beauty of California. With a conservation bent, this activity delves into some of the attributes that make this state unique. Learners discuss Yosemite and the forest habitat. They focus on the things plants and...