Start the new school year off right by introducing California HIstory and Social Studies in a succinct and visual way! These two combined lessons cover California H-S.S. Standards 3.1.1 (Students will identify geographical features in their local region e.g deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, and lakes) and 3.1.2 (Students will trace the ways in which people have used the resources of the local region and modified the physical environment e.g. a dam constructed upstream changed a river or coastline). The lessons work well as building background activity prior to engaging in any reading from a text, and leave students with the most important pieces of information clearly stated and identified. Although visuals do not show on the preview, be assured that all the images are in the actual presentation!