California Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples of California

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I enjoyed these short passages and believe they succinctly explained the major tribes to help students understand the CA tribes.
My students loved these. We used them to introduce the tribes and students selected one to continue researching for a project.


This unit on the California Native American tribes/Indigenous Peoples of California is just for you! Activities include instructions, activity cards, graphic organizers, and a response/recording sheet if applicable. This 60 page unit includes:

1) Academic vocabulary cards

2) Inquiry chart ideas and student examples for classroom discussion and use

3) Tribe flip books

4) Tribe graphic organizers

5) Informative text for listed CA tribe regions and example tribes

6) Comprehension quizzes on all CA tribe regions and example tribes

7) Comparison of CA tribes graphic organizers

8) Informational research writing report with writing templates

9) Reading resource suggestions

10) Informational process grid template and example

11) CA map labeling activity

CA Tribes included in this resource are:







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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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