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Showing Grade 3, Unit 5a, Northern California: Economy
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Luther Burbank Virtual Museum

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Description: Welcome to the Luther Burbank Virtual Museum. Tour the home and gardens as they appear today or see how they looked when Mr. Burbank was alive. See all the plants that Luther Burbank developed and meet the people that he knew. There are also many interesting activities to do along the way. Standards 3.3.3 and 3.5.1

Author: Cathy Parker, Hidden Valley Elementary

Lesson ID: 681

Student Experimental Farm

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Description: Ever thought of being a farmer? See if it's the career for you by taking this virtual fieldtrip to The Student Experimental Farm at the University of California Davis. Learn geography by reading the maps to get there. Learn about farming after you arrive including how to prepare soils, how to plant, and how to harvest. For each part of the trip there are interesting activities to do. Standards 1.2.4 2.2.4, and 2.4.1


Lesson ID: 988

Community Design Project

Description: The Community Design Project is a cooperative activity where students, working in pairs, create a model of a neighborhood. This ESL project is a good to use after students have studied topics related to neighborhoods, houses, stores, giving directions, etc.... Standard 3.5.1

Author: John Korber, New York City Public Schools

Lesson ID: 243

Creating Our Community Poster

Description: Work in pairs to choose important elements of community in order to create their own community poster. Identify and describe characteristics of the Humboldt County community from the past, present and future in the three categories of wealth -- people, economy and the environment. Envision what the future of Humboldt County and its communities will look like. Address some of the current issues facing our communities and what affect decisions we make today will have on the future. Standards 3.5.1 and 3.5.3

Author: Deborah Keeth, CSU Humboldt

Lesson ID: 274

Exchange City: Learn About Bartering and Trade

Description: Learn about the process of bartering by exchanging with another child an item that is more valuable to you, but has approximately the same cost in the store. Standard 3.5.3

Author: Summer Wood

Lesson ID: 372

How Our Actions Affect the Future

Description: Identify some important current issues in the Northcoast region. Discuss how the actions of people today will affect the future generations of Humboldt County residents. Come to understand the interconnectedness of the people, the economy and the environment of our region. Though about Humboldt, the activity could be done for any region. Standard 3.5.4

Author: Deborah Keeth, CSU Humboldt

Lesson ID: 534

North Coast Landscapes: The Wealth of Our Community

Description: What are the "indicators" of community wealth? Explain some traditional measures of wealth and what the strengths and weaknesses of the traditional measures are. Explore measurements of the wealth of the region where you live. Understand the role that the various levels of government play in their community and the importance of individual participation in the democratic process. This lesson is easily adapted to third grade. Standards 3.5.0, 12.1.1 Economics, 12.2.2 civics

Author: Deborah Keeth, CSU Humboldt

Lesson ID: 759

Social Trade-Offs - California Forest Land

Description: Students practice the skill of decision-making through role-playing when they are presented with a scenario in which they, along with their brothers and sisters, have just inherited a section of forestland. They must attempt to balance their interests with those of their siblings in order to reach a fair settlement on the use and management of the land. Students will work as a class to evaluate the benefits, drawbacks, and potential risks associated with each alternative before making a final decision. Standard 3.5.3

Author: Science NetLinks

Lesson ID: 965

Why is the Sacramento Valley a Good Place to Grow Rice?

Description: Rice is grown on every continent except Antarctica. Farming rice is more advanced in the United States than any other country in the world. The major rice growing states are Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas. California, located in the western part of the United States, is a major rice producer in the country. It has an area of 158,693 square miles. The Sacramento Valley is the rice region of the state. Why is this a good place to grow rice? Standard 3.1.1 and 3.51

Author: U.S.Rice Producers

Lesson ID: 1396

Your Town in the Past, Present, and Future

Description: After looking at pictures of Bodie, California, students see that this once booming gold mining town became a ghost town after the gold mining industry went downhill. People had to leave the town to look for work, and eventually no one was left. It's now a state historic park. Using this knowledge students research an environmental issue that affects their town or region, draw pictures assuming two possible outcomes for the problem in fifty years (one negative and one positive), and create a plan to educate the community about this issue. Standards 3.1.2 and 3.3.3

Author: National Geographic

Lesson ID: 1306

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