Lake Arrowhead Virtual Museum

Teacher's Page





Rock Camp

Little Bear Valley

Timber Times

Lake Arrowhead History

Welcome to the teacher's page! In an effort to keep abreast of curriculum requirements in the California Department of Education, the following State of California K-6 Content Standards are addressed within this project:

  • History/Social Studies: K.1, K.3, K.4, K.6, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.2, 6.1
  • Science: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 3.3, 4.2, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2 
  • In addition, these web pages address Rim of the World Unified School District's expected student learning results (ESLRs) for third grade social studies (local history), and third grade science (habitats).

History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, Grades K-5!

 Activities for the Classroom

Activities for classroom or home school use are organized by topics, based on the museum "room" headings in these web pages. 

Please highlight your choice to go to your desired topic. 


I would like to thank the following for their assistance and donations in making this site possible:

  • Rim of the World Unified School District; for release time and technical support, and especially from Lonnie Urbina, Karen Bryan, David Esquer and Kathaleen O'Bosky.
  • Rim of the World Historical Society and Tips Printing in Blue Jay, CA for period photographs.
  • Peg Hill, director of the SCORE History-Social Science Project and Daniel Lewis, professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, for their invaluable coaching expertise.
  • Riverside County Office of Education and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Office, for lab space and technical advice for the completion of this project.


Bellamy, S.E. (1992). My Mountain, My People. Lake Arrowhead, CA: Self published.

Course Models for History-Social Science Aligned to the State Content Standards. (1999). Sacramento: California Department of Education.

Fincher-Reichardt, B. (1993). The Indians of Big Bear Valley. Big Bear Lake, CA: Big Bear Valley Historical Society.

Johnston, F. J. (1980). The Serrano Indians of Southern California. Banning, CA: Malki Museum Press.

Mountain Explorer. (1989). Lake Arrowhead, CA: Sunstroke Press.

Robinson, J.W. (1989). The San Bernardinos. Arcadia, CA: Big Santa Anita Historical Society.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary and Seven Language Dictionary. (1966). Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.


Local Mountain Resources

Silverwood Lake Park Office: Hwy 138, south of the lake (760)389-2281

Arrowhead Ranger District/Children's Forest: Hwy 18, Skyforest (909)337-2444

Wildhaven Wildlife Organization, Lake Arrowhead (909)337-7389

Lake Arrowhead Children's Museum (909)337-3093

Arrowhead Queen Tours (909)336-6992

Web Resources

Suggested Field Trips

All Rooms/Units: San Bernardino County Museum

Natural History: Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout Tower, school-site outdoor classrooms, Heap's Peak Arboreteum, Big Bear Zoo

Rock Camp: San Bernardino National Forest - Rock Camp site, off Hwy. 173, Southwest Museum in Pasadena

Little Bear Valley/Timber Times: Children's Forest (1/2 mile east of Running Springs on Hwy. 18)

Lake Arrowhead Today: Visit the Children's Museum at the Lake Arrowhead Village, then take lake tour on the Arrowhead Queen

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