California History Day

Explore the History that is Uniquely California!

History Day

  • 4th Grade Curriculum
  • 2.5 hours (9:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
  • $7.00 per child

Costumed docents will help your students step back in time to the first European explorers to visit this area and the settlers that followed them. California History Day has been designed to support the student’s learning of our state’s early history from the days of the first explorers to the early twentieth century.

While not intended to provide a complete history, it will support the history program set forth by the state and provide concrete learning experiences that students will remember for years to come. Students experience history as they make adobe bricks, build split rail fences and learn how to build log cabins. They also learn what brought some of the first Basque, African-American, and Chinese settlers to the area and what role the coming of the trains played in our history. Students will pan for gold as they learn about the hard work of the 49ers and learn how Black Gold became a major economic force in the county.

Dates: November 8, 2012; March 7, 2013

Hours: 9:00am to 11:30am

Please call Cami Cortez at 661-868-8425 for information or to book a school tour.