Write an Explorer's Journal




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After studying the California desert explorers assemble sheets

of lined or unlined paper.

Students may use the Indian Leather that they made in an earlier project to make a leather binding for their journal pages.

Begin Journal Writing

Have the students select a date in the 1770's to the 1890's and begin writing a journal of their imagined experiences in the California desert.

Students can write in their journal over a period of weeks outlining their desert adventures.

Rubric -

Grade the student projects on a scale of 1 - 6 (high). Students can receive the maximum score of 6 if they write their journal on Indian Leather and include several weeks of desert adventures including illustrations and maps.