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4TH GRADE: NEWS AND RESEARCH RESOURCES

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BIOGRAPHIES OF CALIFORNIANS


Notable Biographies  -

Famous Californias  - [list of links from Oak Avenue School]

PBS: New Perspectives on the West  - links to biographies


Individual Biographies

James Marshall  -[PBS: The West] 

John sutter  - [PBS: The West]



CA TRAVEL BROCHURE RESOURCES

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CA Student Atlas  - maps for the:

     *  missions (pgs. 22, 23)
     *  Gold Rush (pgs. 26, 27)
     *  explorers (pg. 24)
     *  Native Americans (pgs. 20, 21, 32)

 

CA Map of Native American tribes  - gives tribal names and locations on map of California

 

Calisphere - primary sources (photos & images) for missions, Gold Rush, early exploration and Native Americans in California

 



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California Missions eBooks  - links to eBooks about each of the CA missions

California Missions Resouce Center  -

California Mission Virtual Tour  -

Calisphere - California Missions 1780 to present  - includes images of different missions

Questions to Consider:

  • What architectural similarities do you see in each of the mission images?
  • What types of people do you see using the missions over the years?
  • How do we see the impact of the missions on modern California life and building styles?

 Dig Into History with California Jones: California Missions - Teacher's Guide  - accompanies Dig Into History DVD

Mission System  - HippoCampus video about development of the missions

 

**SFPL "Social Studies Fact Cards"  - (need SFPL card to log in) - has grade-level accessible information about California missions, explorers, states, countries, and ancient civilizations. 



AMERICAN INDIANS / NATIVE AMERICANS

World Book - Kids (enter search for "American Indians")

California Natives and thier Physical Environment - Lesson Plan 1 and worksheet.  Provided on the CA Student Atas

The First Californians  - includes lists and links for each of the tribes and a workbook (covering California Indian cultures, history, storytelling, maps, charts and illustrations.

 

 


California Tribes & Their Environment Worksheet



CALIFORNIA

Grade 4. California: A Changing State  - links to resources for each of the content standards from SCORE.

Regions of California