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Showing Grade 3, Unit 3b, Central California: History
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California Missions: A Virtual Tour

http://www.californiamissions.com/menu.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This commercial site has examples of mission music and a tour led by a cartoon padre. The music samples of sacred music, Spanish folk music, and native American birdsongs add an authentic "ambience" to the traditional study of this important part of California history. Standards 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 4.2.5 and 4.2.6

Comments: It will be necessary to monitor student access to the "gift shop" and the advertisements for CD versions of the music are distracting.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 543

California State Railroad Museum

http://www.csrmf.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Without the railroad, it's conceivable that California would not be the state it is today. That's why it has preserved this important part of California's heritage in a museum. Standards 3.3.2 and 4.3.1

Comments: Provides links to other historic sites in the area, such as Old Sacramento and Railtown.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 560

Chinese Migration in California

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/1874.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a website of primary and secondary source text and photographs pertaining to the history of San Francisco. Standard 3.3.1

Comments: Excellent source for California history.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 643

Columbia State Historic Park

http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=1156

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Columbia is both a State Park and a living town. This unique blend of government and private enterprise creates an interesting and educational experience for both visitors and residents. Take a tour of this living museum which recreates life in a gold rush town of the 1860-1870's. Standards 4,3,3, 4.4.2, 5.8.6, and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 759

Contra Costa County Historical Society

http://www.theschoolbell.com/history/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is organized in true museum fashion with simple pictures of artifacts and little text. Each "room" has a separate navigation button and is listed in chronological order showing artifacts from the history of Contra Costa County. Standard 3.3.1 and 3.3.3

Comments: This site needs some description to be a stand-alone resource, but the pictures will be valuable for projection or use in projects.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 814

Death Valley

http://www.AmericanWest.com/deathvalley/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a brief history of Death Valley with photos. Standards 3.3.3, 4.4.3, and 4.4.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 896

Fresno, California

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno,_California

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Find out about Fresno, California, at this Wikipedia site. Learn about the government, the economy and the history of the seocnd larget city in the California's centr al valley. Standard 3.3.3, 3.4.4, and 3.5.1

Comments: Students may want to add to or change this Wikipedia site after they research Fresno and its history.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3827

Historical Images of Sacramento

http://ark.cdlib.org/?tab=off;xslt=pacbellall;type=image;browse=Places;this=Sacramento%20(Calif.);search=(Sacramento%20(Calif.))

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a set of historical drawings of Sacramento from around 1850 showing Sutter's Fort, streets and buildings, and mining. They provide a fascinating look at historical California just before and after statehood. Standards 3.3.3, 4.3.1 and 4.3.3

Comments: There is no commentary to accompany this set of prints but they can be projected for whole class presentations.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1565

Immigration Station

http://www.angelisland.org/immigr02.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a brief history of Angel Island, California, as an immigration station from 1905-1910. It was primarily a detention facility for immigrants from Asia.The site links to information on the Miwok people who originally inhabited the area, the Spanish period, and to data on the natural history of Angel Island. Standards 3.3.1 and 4.4.3

Comments: This site is written and maintained by the Angel Island Association.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1698

Local History of Monterey

http://www.mchsmuseum.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a rich resource of readable historical information about the Monterey area from the time of 18th century colonists to the late 19th century. Standards 3.3 all, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 4.3.1, 4.3.4, 4.4.1, and 4.4.3

Comments: This site by the Monterey County Historical Society continues to grow and develop.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2006

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