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Showing Grade 3, Unit 3c, Southern California: History
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Big Bear Valley Now and Then

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Description: Journey to Big Bear Valley in the San Bernardino Mountains. Learn about the Native Americans who first settled the area and then about those who built the dam and created the community as we know it today. Standards 3.2.2, 3.3.0, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, and 3.5.1

Author: Brian Adams, Technology Coordinator

Lesson ID: 137

Evolution of Civil Rights

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Description: Listen to the story of a Japanese American who wanted to be a school teacher but could not be hired. Learn how cities segregated people of color from swimming pools and other public facilities. These are local stories behind the conditions that led to the Civil Rights Movement. Record your own local stories to add to this site. Standards 3.3.3, 11.10.5, and 12.2.1 civics

Author: Silvia Salem, San Bernardino High School, San Bernardino

Lesson ID: 369

How Big Were Their Footprints? A Study of Loma Linda History

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Description: This virtual museum will take you on a tour of California history from Native Peoples through the late nineteenth century. You will explore the "footprints" left by people who inhabited the area near the modern city of Loma Linda. Each "room" of the museum has activities for you to do. Standards 3.2.1, 3.2.4, 3.3 all, 4.4.3, and 4.4.4

Author: Jim Shipp, Bryn Mawr Elementary School

Lesson ID: 514

Lake Arrowhead Virtual Museum

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Description: Today, Lake Arrowhead is a quiet resort community about eighty miles east of Los Angeles. But it hasn't always been like this. Explore the natural environment and the unique history of the region through this virtual museum. Learn how this mountain community changed from the summer home of the Serrano Indians, to a Mormon logging camp, and then to a resort after the damming of Little Bear Valley and the creation of the Arrowhead Reservoir and Power Company. There are activities for you to do in each room of the museum. Standards 3.1.0, 3.2.2, 3.3.2 and 3.3.3.

Author: Diane Bruns, Grandview School

Lesson ID: 627

Mormon Colony in San Bernardino

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Description: The Mormon Colony in San Bernardino offers a unique look at a microcosym of Western expansion in the 1850's. Learn about the nature of the government that was established, the need for cooperation among the settlers, the mixture of cultures, and their efforts at city planning. Standard 3.3 all, 5.8.6, and 8.8.2


Lesson ID: 732

Rancho San Pedro: Life on a Rancho

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Description: Once ranchos in California numbered in the hundreds, and they covered millions of acres of Golden State. They ran from San Diego to Sacramento and from the Pacific coast inland. The ranchos were important economic units that operated for only a few years, more than a hundred years ago. California once supported great herds of half-wild Mexican cattle. Few ranchos still exist today, however there still is evidence of their boundaries which can still be found in many legal land descriptions. Learn about Rancho life thorugh this series of activities. Standards 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 4.4.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.3 and 4.3.5

Author: Linda Hermosillo

Lesson ID: 873

All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing

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

Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California

Description: The 1870s and 1880s brought the development of agriculture on the dry lands of the West. Many people, believed that the West's barren acres could be profitably farmed if they could be irrigated. Developing irrigation systems took money, however, and most families who wanted to move West had little hard cash. To solve the problem, land developers formed model colonies in which people could buy a share of land. In the San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys of California, one of the best known and most successful colonies owed its beginning to George Chaffey and his younger brother William who formed California's first mutual water company. Note: Students may need some help with the primary documents. Standards 3.3.3, 3.5.1, 4.4.6 and 4.4.7

Author: Brent Heath, De Anza Middle School

Lesson ID: 420

Rancho Period, The

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

Your Changing Town

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

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