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252 resources with the concept california

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Savvy in Sacramento

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students take a field trip to the state capital, Sacramento. Using the Internet, they explain the physical and human geographic features of the area and discuss interactions between the people of California between the time of explorers...
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Debate: Whose Land Is It?

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars identify the main factors involved in determining who was able to claim the land of California as their own. They determine the factors of unjustness in the Gold Rush times. Students reflect on what they learned from the...
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Yukon Gold Rush

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the background information for the book, Call of the Wild. They use electronic and video resources to establish the background. Students discuss the poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee" and the Yukon Gold Rush.
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Go West Young Man#148

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students determine the difference between immigration and emigration. They read and listen to books about emigration westward during the Gold Rush years. They examine life in Gold Rush towns while determining why gold is so valuable....
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California Becomes an Agricultural and Industrial Power

For Teachers 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....
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Exploration and Colonial History

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners 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...
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The Physical Setting: California and Beyond

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars examine the human and physical characteristics of California. Using latitude and longitude, they determine absolute locations of places in the state and on Earth. They describe the basic regions of California and how the...
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The Land and People Before Columbus

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the characteristics of pre-Columbian settlements in California. Using geography and climate, they identify how those factors have influenced the way different native groups lived in the area. They examine the various...
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People Take Action

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students locate landforms of California on a map. They discuss the problems and solutions that were used to save the lizard from extinction. They discuss how working together to solve problems is useful.
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The New Californians

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the groups of immigrants who came to California. They trace the route they possibly took to American on a world map. They discuss the reasons why they left their homeland and what challenges they faced once they arrived.
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A New Wave of Immigrants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the reasons why immigrants from Southeast Asia came to the United States. They identify how the culture of California has changed because of the immigrants. They listen to stories of immigrants and their families.
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Conflicts Between Cultures

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the issue of discrimination against new immigrants to California. They develop a class word web, read and discuss text, create a poster, and write a picture poem.
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 11, Lesson 1: California in Wartime (pp. 250-253)

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the crisis of Japanese Americans during World War II. The benefits of the California economy are explored. The lesson has a discussion portion that is culturally relevant for many types of students.
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 11, Lesson 2: New Uses of Science and Technology (pp. 255-259)

For Teachers 4th
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.
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 10, Lesson 1: Growth of Industry (pp. 226-230)

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 12, Lesson 3 A Growing California (pp. 284-287)

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 12, Lesson 1 A Struggle for Rights (pp. 270-274)

For Teachers 4th
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 lesson plan includes a helpful outline with a hyperlink.
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 13, Lesson 2 California Fights Smog (pp. 296-300)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders look into certain environmental problems. The governmental branches are investigated and how government takes care to solve problems of the environment.
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 11, Lesson 3: New Ways of Living (pp. 260-263)

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Growth in Southern California

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the impact of orange crops and the railroad industry on the growth in southern California. They develop a fact list about the history of oranges in California, and create a family tree demonstrating the impact of...
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Problems Facing Agriculture

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the conflicts over land ownership and water in the second half of the 1800s in California. They write a criticism about the problems that farmers faced, and work in pairs to define key vocabulary terms.
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Oh, California: Understanding Primary Sources: What Did John Muir See?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read a selection from the writings of John Muir. They discover his view on California and its natural resources. They create a display of images that show what California has to offer.
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Understanding Primary Sources: California Missions in Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine pieces of art from the 19th century. They discuss the role of Spanish missions in California as well. They write an essay describing the paintings.
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The Pony Express

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders reasearch the history of the Pony Express on the internet or they can use books from the school or public library. They write a one-page story which incorporates their research. They share their stories with the class by...