California History

Through hands-on, project based learning, students learn the story of their home state, unique in American history in terms of its vast and varied geography, its many waves of immigration beginning with pre-Columbian societies, its continuous diversity, economic energy, and rapid growth. In addition to the specific treatment of milestones in California history, students examine the state in the context of the rest of the nation, with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and the relationship between state and federal government.

 

Week of April 27 (Week 12 )

How does government work? Levels of government

Mrs. Chiappe's Instructional Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bCbhy16D0I

Zoom Classroom meetings :

Join Zoom Meeting Thursday, 10 am

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/358538551   

Password: ​flahistory

You Tube Educational (and Mr. Betts) videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9UmAtGS3wE&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EISWIY9bG8

HISTORY Rocks! Binder assignments:

How do states, American Indians, and our Country's government work together? p.103-105

Howe does government work? Lesson 4 p. 99-101

Week of April 20 (Week 11 )

Transcontinental Railroad

Mrs. Chiappe's Instructional Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Pt3w4T7rk&t=9s

Zoom Classroom meetings :

Join Zoom Meeting Thursday, 10 am

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/358538551   

Password: ​flahistory

You Tube Educational (and Mr. Betts) videos:

Transcontinental Railroad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Xusv2gdGY

HISTORY Rocks! Binder assignments:

Transcontinental Railroad p. 60

The Transcontinental Railroad p. 94-95

Asian Americans p. 59, 61-62

Railroad Cipher , p . 62

Week of April 13 (Week 10 )

Pony Express & Morse Code

Mrs. Chiappe's Instructional Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zQr62ZrI5w

Zoom Classroom meetings :

Join Zoom Meeting Thursday, 10 am

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/358538551   

Password: ​flahistory

 

You Tube Educational (and Mr. Betts) videos:

Pony Express

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c55rsUfCoGk

HISTORY Rocks! Binder assignments:

The Pony Express & Dot-Dot-Dash, p. 57

Whistle Morse Code, p. 58

How did the movement of people and ideas changed in California? p. 91-95

Week of April 6 (Week 9 )

Moving West cont.

Mrs. Chiappe's Instructional Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxKvepV_Xk&t=4s

Zoom Classroom meetings :

Join Zoom Meeting Thursday, 10 am

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/358538551   

Password: ​flahistory

 

You Tube Educational (and Mr. Betts) videos:

Gold Rush Memestory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSL1TfXWktU

HISTORY Rocks! Binder assignments:

California Gold Rush of 1848 p. 67

California, Here I Come p. 11

Bumpy Roads and Sleepless Nights p.12

Traveling By Sea p. 13

Week of March 30 (Week 8 )

Moving West

Mrs. Chiappe's Instructional Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klvv4SG8J7A

Zoom Classroom meetings :

Join Zoom Meeting Thursday, 10 am
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/358538551   

Password: ​flahistory

You Tube Educational (and Mr. Betts) videos:

Oregon Trial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xmin7A4DfM

Lewis and Clark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2ADwME0c7k

Donner Party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZiSyV4kz40

HISTORY Rocks! Binder assignments:

California Gold Rush of 1848 p. 67

California, Here I Come p. 11

Bumpy Roads and Sleepless Nights p.12

Traveling By Sea p. 13

Additional Material:

Wagon Bonnet:

Week of March 23 (Week 7) 

California becomes a state

Why and how did California become a state?

Mrs. Chiappe's Instructional Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01xtBXXNjhA

Zoom Classroom meetings (you may join either class time):

Join Zoom Meeting Thursday, March 26 - 10 am
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/358538551   

You Tube Educational (and Mr. Betts) videos:

California for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw6rz_LiTzU&list=PLXh0BYhFpF1AA4vtwWsjBs8X338J07mAj&index=16

The Gold Rush Was California's Shortcut to Statehood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to4yJ64Em7o&list=PLXh0BYhFpF1AA4vtwWsjBs8X338J07mAj&index=94A

And just for Irelyn, Emma, Sara,  & Heidi:

Roanoke 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUsuzs1qKDo

HISTORY Rocks! Binder assignments:

California Statehood worksheet p. 73

California Statehood - State Seal worksheet p. 74

California Statehood - Capitol & State Flag p. 75

California State Symbols p. 76

California State Symbols p. 77

California State Symbols p. 78

California State Symbols p. 79

California Statehood & Symbols Review Questions p. 80

Additional Material:

None