4th Grade California State History
California State History is a social science adventure guiding the student through the history of the Golden State. The course begins with a primer on social studies skills, such as reading maps. Students then explore the diverse geographic regions of California. Module 2 begins an extended look at California history with an investigation into the culture of Native Americans. Students will then analyze the effect of the arrival of European explorers and Spanish rule. Next, they will follow the transition to Mexican rule and subsequent rapid colonization and statehood driven by the 1849 Gold Rush. After surveying history to the present day, the course concludes with in-depth investigations into California’s government, economic structure and industries, and cultural contributions.