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People of the Mojave Desert

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Description: Learn about the Native Peoples, explorers, miners and later settlers of the Mojave Desert. This comprehensive web museum provides an overview of the land and people of the Mojave from pre-historic times until today. Explore the geography and see how people have interacted with the fragile desert environment. Standards 3.1.all, 4.1.3, 4.1.5

Author: Alona Daudel and Meg Deppe, Mojave Mesa School

Lesson ID: 809

Virtual Museum of the Mojave Desert

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Description: The Mojave is one of the largest and most important climate regions of California. Explore the Mojave's climate, plants, animals and history. Decide how you might work to preserve this beautiful and valuable region for future generations. Standards 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, and 4.1.3

Author: Margaret Hill and Amy Wahe, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Lesson ID: 1190

Where in California is Amelia? - A Geography Activity to Accompany Amelia's Road by Linda Jacobs Altman.

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Description: Amelia Luisa Martinez and her family are migrant farm workers. There are many families like Amelia's in California pruning, spraying, and harvesting the wide range of agricultural crops that grow in this state. Learn about the regions of the state where different crops grow and see how they are produced with the help of many families like Amelia's. Standards 4.1.3 and 4.1.5 This is a good activity to prepare for Cesar Chavez Day.

Author: Margaret Hill, History-Social Science Coordinator

Lesson ID: 1246

All Aboard

Description: Have you ever wanted to take a train trip to another city in California? What would you do when you got there? You are going to take a "train trip" to a city of your choice. You will then tell us about your trip when you return. Standard 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 4.1.4, and 4.1.5

Author: Melanee Stearns and Libby Humason, SCORE Math

Lesson ID: 40

All Quiet on the Western Front

Description: Works of art about war can call up strong emotions in readers. The novel All Quiet on the Western Front is monumental—in the content it covers, in its sheer size, and in its impact on readers. This lessons involves writing poems inspired by All Quiet on the Western Front, first-hand war stories that students might have heard, or other works of art about war. Standard 10.6.4

Author: Alisa Soderquist, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Lesson ID: 41

California Regions: An Online Lesson Comparing California Regions

Description: California has four distinct regions, varying widely in climate, landforms, resources and animal life. Explore and compare the four main regions of California (mountains, coast, central valley, and desert). Make a class presentation about what the region you researched has to offer as the site for a movie or TV series. Standard 4.1.3

Author: Learn California, Golden State Museum

Lesson ID: 178

California! Coming to a New Land

Description: Imagine that it is hundreds, maybe thousands of years ago. You and your family are leaving your home and moving to a new land called California. You have heard that the geography, climate, and resources of this new region offer many advantages to new settlers. What could these be? Standards 4.1.0, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, and 4.1.5

Author: Mary Ann Rechtfertig, Dixie Elementary School

Lesson ID: 180

Characteristics of California's Regions

Description: This is one of the lesson plans from the Golden State Museum geared to California's H-SS Content Standards. Using California's four main physical regions, assign students to research and make a class presentation using the poster they create showing the unique features of the region. Standard 4.1.3

Author: Golden State Museum

Lesson ID: 202

Desert is Theirs

Description: In this CyberGuide based on Byrd Baylor's book, The Desert Is Theirs, students will use various Web sites to investigate the plants, animals, and people of the Sonoran desert. The Mojave is similar in many ways. Standards 2.2.4, 3.1.1, and 4.1.3

Author: Susan D. Murphy

Lesson ID: 310

EcoQuest: Desert Editions

Description: This assignment requires you to explore different aspects of the desert environment by walking in the shoes of the people who live there. You and your group will be given a role in which to investigate the desert and its unique nature. Standards 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2 and 4.1.3


Lesson ID: 344

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