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Social Studies

California History

4th grade social studies explores California's history and how geography and natural resources have shaped the state. Throughout the year your child will learn about:

  • The First Californians
  • Early Explorers
  • The Mission System
  • The Bear Flag Revolt and the Mexican-American War
  • Statehood
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Transcontinental Railroad
  • California Migration

Native American Research Project

Students research a California tribe to find out about how the first Californians used natural resources in their region and present their findings in a slideshow.

Information gathered will help prepare students for the Oakland Museum field trip.

Slideshow Template & Rubric for Report