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Juan Bautista de Anza: Blazed the Anza Trail

http://desertusa.com/magjan98/jan_pap/du_anza.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This brief biography of Juan Bautista de Anza explores his importance as the first European to establish an overland route from Mexico, through the Sonoran Desert, to the Pacific coast of California. Spanish explorers had been seeking such a route through the desert southwest for more than two centuries. Standards 3.3.1 and 4.2.3

Comments: This article was written by Bob Katz and is part of the Desert USA site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1854

Juan De Anza National Historic Website

http://www.therapure.com/anza-trail/anzamen.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Follow Anza's trail through California and learn about the history of his explorations and settlement expeditions. Standards 4.2.2, 4.2.3, and 5.8.4

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 1856

Port of Los Angeles

http://www.portoflosangeles.org/history/cabrillo.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This history of the Port of Los Angeles begins with Cabrillo and ends with the 2007 centennial. There are pictures, background information, oral history recordings of the shipyard workers and much more. Standards 3.3.2, 3.5.1,4.2.2, 4.4.5, and 4.4.6

Comments: This site is also useful for learning about the modern role of the port in the nation's economy

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 968

Age of Exploration Vocabulary

http://www.mariner.org/educationalad/ageofex/vocab.php

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is an extensive list of vcabulary words dealing with exploration. It will be especially useful to English learners. Standards 4.2.2.and 5.2.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 123

Discovery of Los Angeles

http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/la/historic/la_discovery.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: In 1769 a party of Spanish explorers were developing a trail between San Diego and San Francisco which became known as El Camino Real. A series of missions would be established along this trail. Led by Father Junipero Serra and Captain Gaspar de Portola, and with Father Juan Crespi to record what they saw, the expedition of about 67 men entered what is now Los Angeles by way of Elysian Park on August 2, 1769. Standards 3.3.1 and 4.2.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 951

Early Navigation Methods

http://www.mariner.org/educationalad/ageofex/navmethods.php

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is brief text and black-and-white pictures of early navigation equipment It is part of the Age of Exploration Curriculum of the Mariner's Museum. Standard 4.2.2 and 5.2.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1016

Explorer Joseph Walker Discovers Yosemite Valley

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/columist/hughey22.shtml

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: One of the many Mountain Democrat columns on historical topics by Richard Hughey, this article decribes how trailblazer Joseph Reddeford Walker traveled from Utah exploring passes across the Rockies and Sierra Nevadas in the 1830s. He found Walker's Pass and discovered Yosemite Lake and Valley in 1834. Standards 3.3.1 and 4.3.2

Comments: A map would have made this article much more comprehensible.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1157

Juan Bautista de Anza

http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/anza.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This brief description of the life and discoveries of Anza explains that he has been inaccurately called "de Anza" by historians. Standards 4.2.2, 4.2.3, and 5.8.4

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 1855

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo ( -1543)

http://sandiegohistory.org/bio/cabrillo/cabrillo.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This site by the San Diego Historical Society describes the life and work of Juan Cabrillo. After the earthquake which destroyed Santiago, the governor of Guatemala sent Cabrillo on an expedition to explore the coast of California. Standard 4.2.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1857

Portola Expedition of 1769

http://www.mchsmuseum.com/portola1769.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This article by Gary Breshini of the Monterey Historical Society describes the expedition of Gaspar de Portola who first traveled from Baja California to San Diego with Moncada, Fages, and Father Serra. After a short recuperation, Portola went north to Monterey. Finding little food, the expedition returned to San Diego. Standard 4.2.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3628

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