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Sutter's Fort - Virtual Museum

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http://rims.k12.ca.us/activity/suttersfort/

Description: See inside the rooms of Sutter's Fort as you study about the Gold Rush and other important topics of California's history. Standards 3.3.1, and 4.3.3

Author: Larry Fox, Lodi High School

Lesson ID: 996

All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing

http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=856

Description: All communities have their own landmarks, symbols, and people that make them unique places to live. In this lesson, students in grades 2?4 explore their towns using a variety of print and nonprint resources. By looking at brochures and other informational tools, students learn about some of the purposes for which people read and write. They also practice writing for a specific audience, revising their writing, and working collaboratively to create a brochure for new students just moving into town. Standard 3.3.3

Author: Emily Manning Denton, Texas, Read Write Think

Lesson ID: 1513

Blue Willow

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/bw/bwtg.htm

Description: Learn about farming in the San Joaquin Valley, local county products, cotton growing and Highway 66 using the Internet. These activities can be done during or after you read Doris Gates' "Blue Willow." Standards 3.3.2, 3.5.1, 3.5.3, and 4.4.5

Author: Dana Weld, SCORE Language Arts

Lesson ID: 153

Rancho Period, The

http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/hsscm/grade3/unit4/content.cfm?Page_Key=1191&NextPG=1192&PreviousPG=0

Description: Using historical resources, students will describe how the Rancho period of settlement left its mark on the development of the local community. The Mexican War for Independence began in 1810. Prior to this time, California was under Spanish rule. Mexico took control over California in 1822, beginning the Rancho period. The processing and exporting of cow hides and tallow (fat used in the making of soap and candles) was the primary economic activity of the Californios (the name given to the people living in Alta California during this time period). This pastoral economy flourished, especially after the new government opened the ports of Monterey and San Diego to foreign trade. The Mexican governors began to distribute the large tracts of land to people of influence. Ranching conditions were almost perfect. The climate was mild enough to allow animals to live throughout the year with little shelter. Students discuss: What is a rancho? What did the ranchos contribute to the economic development of our area? What was life like on a rancho? Standard 3.3.2

Author: Mark Bourgeois, Bonita Street School

Lesson ID: 1331

San Francisco Explodes

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/curriculum/4g/41202019.html

Description: Explore the rapid changes in San Francisco as thousands of people rushed in to find their way to the gold fields. Standards 3.3.3, 4.3.3, and 4.4.2

Author: Oakland Museum

Lesson ID: 926

Your Changing Town

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/18/gk2/changingtown.html

Description: Students discuss the reasons why cities change over time and investigate how their own town has changed. If possible, invite a guest speaker to talk about what the town used to be like. If that is not feasible, locate some old pictures of the town to show the class. Students conclude by drawing pictures of themselves in their town, both past and present. Standard 3.3.3

Author: Xpeditions, National Geographic Society

Lesson ID: 1507

Your Town in the Past, Present, and Future

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/18/g35/yourtown.html

Description: This lesson has students discuss the reasons why cities change over time and asks them to investigate how their own town has changed. If possible, invite a guest speaker to talk about what the town used to be like. If that is not feasible, locate some old pictures of the town to show the class. Students will conclude by drawing pictures of themselves in their town, both past and present. Standard 3.1.3

Author: National Geographic

Lesson ID: 1302

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