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Showing Grade 3, Unit 5b, Central California: Economy
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How Houses Are Built

http://www.howstuffworks.com/house.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a step-by-step description of how houses are built. The pictures show the various stages of production of the foundation, the framing, the roof, the walls and all the final stages. Standard 2.4.1 and 3.5.1

Comments: The text may be difficult for some students but the pictures are fascinating. This would be a good whole-class website to show on a large screen.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1643

Virtual Farm

http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/virtualfarm/main.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Visit a Virtual 4-H Farm to learn about how wheat, dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, fish, or chickens are raised. Bsides clear text, there are sounds and panaramic pictures to help you learn all there is to know about farming. Standards 2.4.1 and 3.5.1

Comments: This site is a gold mine of clear information about various types of food production.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3360

Virtual Tour of California Agriculture

http://vric.ucdavis.edu/virtour/tour.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: From a map of California's vegetable growing regions, select the area you wish to see in-depth. Up pops a slide tour showing the crops in the terrain, the fields, the workers and the machinery. Standards 1.6.2, 2.4.1, 3..5.1 and 4.1.3, 4.4.6

Comments: This could be a great tool to use as a story starter or backdrop for a skit.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3376

Alcatraz Island

http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Alcatraz Island is one of Golden Gate National Recreation Area's most popular destinations, offering a close-up look at a historic and infamous federal prison long off-limits to the public. Covers its history as a fort and a penitentiary, and its occupation by Native Americans from 1969 to 1971. Standard 3.5.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 136

Californian Rice Industry

http://www.calrice.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site, created by the California Rice Promotion Board, contains facts, maps, activities, recipes, and writings concerning the rice industry in California. Standards 2.4.1, 3.5.2, 4.1.3, and 4.4.6

Comments: This attractive site is useful to many levels of research, from basic graphics search to detailed information gathering.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 573

Cotton Counts

http://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/index.cfm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Today, the world uses more cotton than any other fiber, and cotton is a leading cash crop in the U.S. California is one of the leading cotton producing states. How does it grow, how is it processed, and how is it marketed? Learn all about it here. Standards 2.4.1, 3.5.2, 4.1.3, and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 823

Early California Oil Industry

http://www.geocities.com/espee9164/oil.industry.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This web page by Bruce Petty is about the California Oil history. It is rich in photographs from Petty's collection Oil, Mining and Stationary Power Plants. The text is written in a folksy style and easy to read. Standards 3.5.1 and 4.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 800

FeatherSite: The Poultry Page

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html#Chickens

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Poultry Page is an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry. It includes photos, video and information about various breeds of fowl, such as chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, peafowl, pigeons, and turkeys. Standards 2.4.1, 3.5.2, and 4.1.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1193

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

Just for Kids from Honey.Com

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Beekeeping/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site includes Honey Bee Facts, Why do bees make honey?, Honey Trivia, Honey History, Honey Glossary, Kids Magic Recipes, Honey Games and Pollination Map. Standards 2.4.1, 3.5.2, and 4.1.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1865

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