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Showing Grade 3, Unit 3c, Southern California: History
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Los Angeles Almanac - History

http://www.losangelesalmanac.com/topics/History/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This rich, well-researched site overviews of the Los Angeles area from ancient times to 2000. The section on headline history provides a brief timeline of Los Angeles history. The section on historic sites and structures is a list of buildings with addresses and their historic significance. After that there is an incredible list of references to events and eras from Native American settlement to the Rose Parade. Standards 3.2 all, 3.3 all, and 3.5.1

Comments: There is interesting, hard-to-find information here put together by Los Angeles Almanac Editor Gary Thornton. More pictures are needed.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2012

Serra's San Diego

http://sandiegohistory.org/books/ssd/ssd.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: In just over two hundred years, European settlers transformed San Diego from a region sparsely populated by Indians to an expanding urban metropolis. On July 16, 1769, Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish missionary founded Mission San Diego de Alcala. Soldiers who accompanied the missionaries later served at the Royal Presidio of San Diego, a fortress which contained the mission. These two institutions - presidio and mission - formed the nucleus of Hispanic life during San Diego's early years. This online book tells the story of this period of California history. Standards 3.2.4, 3.3.3, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4

Comments: This was written by Iris H. W. Engstrand for the San Diego Historical Society.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2750

Spanish Missions of California

http://library.thinkquest.org/3615/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This award winning ThinkQuest site has quality information about the mission period of California history. It includes a virtual tour of a mission, background on the lives of the Native Americans, changes brought by the Spanish, and the effect these changes had on the native peoples. Standards 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 4.2.4, 4.2.5 and 4.2.6

Comments: While the site was written by students for students, it has been cited by mission period scholars as a valuable resource.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2820

Spanish Missions of California

http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum_outside.html?tname=3615&url=3615/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This award winning ThinkQuest site has quality information about the mission period of California history. It includes a virtual tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano, background on the lives of the Native Americans, changes brought by the Spanish, and the effect these changes had on the native peoples. Standards 3.3.1, 4.2.0, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, and 4.2.6

Comments: While the site was written by students for students, it has been cited by mission period scholars as a valuable resource.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2822

Welcome to Olvera Street - Birthplace of Los Angeles

http://www.olvera-street.com/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Learn about the history of the famous first street in Los Angeles. Besides the sites along the street, there are features on Latinos in Hollywood and Dia De Los Muertos. Standard 3.3.2 and 3.3.3

Comments: This site is just right for third graders to explore their local history..

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3438

Biddy Mason's Family Album

http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/maso-bid.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Explore a family album of a slave who gained her freedom and helped shape the culture of African-Americans in California. Standard 3.3, 4.3.4, 4.4.3, and 4.4.8

Comments: Students will enjoy browsing through the album photos.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 380

Biddy Mason's Home Site

http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/5views/5views2h14.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Robert Smith came to California with slaves, including Biddy Mason, about 1851, and lived in a Mormon settlement in San Bernardino until 1855. On January 19, 1856, the United States District Court in Los Angeles emancipated Biddy Mason, her children, and 10 other slaves belonging to Smith. Immediately following the emancipation decree, Biddy Mason was offered a job as a midwife and nurse by a Los Angeles doctor. Through many philanthropic deeds, Mason became known as Grandma Mason. Standard 3.3, 4.3.4, 4.4.3, and 4.4.8

Comments: This site is part of the National Park Service's book and website Five Views of California.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 381

Cabrillo National Monument

http://www.nps.gov/cabr/juan.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Part of the Cabrillo National Monument site, this page gives a brief history of Cabrillo and his explorations. Standards 3.3.1, and 4.2.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 484

California History

http://www.jspub.com/4grdch5a.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This James Stevenson Publishing site has material to support the Oh California textbook for 4th grade history. Learn about the California Missions, Mexican California, the Westward movement - the Donner Party, and the Bear Flag Revolt. It also links to childrens literature selections to purchase that support California History. Standards 3.3.1, 3.2.3, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.8, 4.3.2, 4.3.3 and 4.3.5

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 521

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

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