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Social Studies Benchmarks / Scoring Rubrics

       

 

1st Trimester

California Regions

 

California Regions Research Resources

 

 

A 4th Grade Student's California Regions Website information

 

 

 

 

 

California Regions

 

 

2nd Trimester

Native Californians

 

Native American Tribes of California

 

 

Fact Cards for California Indian Tribes

 

 

California Indian History

 

 

Indians of California

 



Native American Names and their meanings

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

3rd Trimester

California Missions / California Becomes a State

   

MTY County -Explore California's 21 Missions

Find photos of each of the 21 California Missions

Resources for California Missions

Resources on California Missions
   
   
SAMPLE MISSION MODEL DIRECTIONS
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Gold Rush / California Becomes a State

Historical Mining Talk - "Mining Town Slang"
 


Short video of the gold rush / shows panning and Long Tom in use

Westward Expansion -Gold Rush information

 

 


A list of crazy nicknames that California miners had

The California Gold Rush

Gold Rush information just for kids

 


Gold Rush Videos

Going to California -49ers and the Gold Rush

 

 


Stories from the gold rush times
Names associated with the gold rush era

 

 
   
1st person narrative example: The Discovery of Gold in California by Gen. John A. Sutter 1st person narrative example: Thomas O. Larkin's letters about the gold discovery
Check out this list of how much mining camp supplies cost during the gold rush (1848 - 1850) Price of gold in 1848  --  Price of gold today

 

General California History Sites


California History Resource Guide

 
 

 

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Last Updated: 05/26/2021