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252 resources with the concept california

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Getting There: "Do You Want To Go To California?"

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars, in groups, participate in a variety of activities regarding the rise of Anglo-American immigration in the 1840s and its impact upon California. They discuss immigration from the West and the East as it influenced the...
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Days of '49: "I've Been Toiling Hard for the Last Two And a Half Years"

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students trace the stages of gold mining in California. They discuss the life of a gold miner and how the discovery of gold influenced towns and cities in California during the 1949 Gold Rush.
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the World Rushed In: "Who Are These People? And How Came They Here?"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss the struggles Californians dealt with regarding diversity brought about by the Gold Rush. They participate in a variety of creative, original activities and projects designed to reinforce the idea of historical diversity...
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Legacies of El Dorado

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the development of urban California as it was driven by the Gold Rush boom. They study historical documents and participate in a variety of hands-on activities designed to reinforce the concept of the instructional...
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California Here We Come!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils, in groups, explore the impac the Gold Rush immigration had on the culture of California. They write a newspaper article from the 1850s identifying immigrant groups to California during the Gold Rush era.
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The Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the impact of the Chaffey brothers and Charles Frankish on Ontario, California. They research the importance of irrigation in Ontario, analyze the architectural merits of the Frankish Building, and research a...
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Narrative History - Hypertext Dialogues

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students create scripts about California settlers. The document reflects the settlers' fears, expectations, and realizations.
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WANTED: INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE FIRST CALIFORNIANS

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Pupils brainstorm what they think happened to the Native American population. They work in investigative teams and do a WebQuest. Their teams present the information that they uncover.
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Cariboo Gold Rush Adventure

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students play the online game Cariboo Gold Rush, in which students make decisions like the original gold miners did.
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The Last Mission

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the role of the missions in California's history and plan a final mission writing a report on the geography, native people and natural resources of their chosen site.
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Heritage: Seeking Land or Gold

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners write a persuasive letter home defending their decision either to settle in Utah and farm the land, or to go on to California to seek gold. They analyze a problem, make a decision, and write a letter defending their choice.
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California Regions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the four regions of California and compare and contrast them, and use pictures and research information to describe how regions vary in land use, vegetation, wildlife and climate.
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The State Seal Online Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the Seal of the State of California and the meaning of its parts.
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California Regions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners explore and compare and contrast the four main regions of California: mountains, coast, central valley, and desert. students use pictures and research to describe how regions vary in land use, vegetation, wildlife and climate.
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Affects of Plate Tectonics on California

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore plate tectonics using cardboard and action figures.  In this California geology lesson, 6th graders experiment with figures and cardboard, read and discuss how plate tectonics affects California.  To conclude,...
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Gold Rush Crossword

For Students 5th - 6th
In this crossword puzzle instructional activity, students read the clues related to the gold rush in the American West. Students complete the 10-question puzzle.
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50 States Word Search

For Students 5th - 9th
In this fifty states activity, students identify and locate all fifty states of the United States of America. There are 50 states located in the word search.
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Words In The News: Beverly Hills Smoking Ban

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students read news articles about the proposed smoking ban in California restaurants. After discussing the news report, they role-play scenarios about nonsmoking situations. In groups, they brainstorm the pros and cons of smoking bans...
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VAcations in Northern California

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the natural resources and National Parks of Northern California that are commonly visited by people traveling in the United States. They use maps to locate various sites, plan a highway travel route and use the internet...
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The Cycle of Restoration

For Teachers K - 6th
Students describe what is meant by restoration cycle. In groups, they create a poster to show the cycle of restoration work. After presenting their poster, they discuss the actions that can be done for each season. To end the lesson,...
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Designing Team Mission

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the founding of a mission statement and how it is used to form the basis for a movement of organization. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Then students create their own vision or mission...
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Applying For The Mission

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in a live simulation of traveling through space as part of a large science unit. They are encouraged to go into the community and ask for participation from parents and relatives. Students reflect upon their own...
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Decision-Making Scenerios

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders review what they have gathered on the Gold Rush and how the Native Americans lived in the Plains. Using a worksheet, they choose one scenerio they would have liked to be a part of and write their opionions about it...
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Follow a Bill!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students participate in an activity to discover how a bill becomes law in California. In groups, they create a school program based on their own ideas for change. They develop and conduct a survey within their community and present their...