John Muir in California
Fourth graders listen to key events in John Muir's life and plot locations on a California map. They discover that John Muir was an immigrant to California who encountered environmental problems and found solutions.
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Guided Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins in this guided reading lesson. Young learners read the historical novel by Scott O'Dell independently, and discuss plot points and characterization with their classmates throughout the book. After they...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Here is a beautiful handout through which learners can explore the history of California, from the earliest Europeans to visit the Golden State up through its experiences during the Great Depression and position in the modern world.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Hetch Hetchy: The Story of San Francisco's Water
How did San Francisco supply enough water for its residents over the last two centuries? Learn about droughts and water conservation in California, as well as specific historical events that led to the water system today. Kids read two...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable