Exploration and Colonial History

Students examine the economic, social and political aspects of California. They locate numerous settlements throughout the state and compare the reasons why people chose to settle in California. Using the events of the Gold Rush and the Mexican-American War, they discover how those events affected daily life and settlement patterns. They also examine the role of women in the early days of California.

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4th - 5th
Social Studies & History
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Lesson Plans
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Inquiry-Based Learning