Updated with some new materials!
This pack was created by special request. I have a generic Social Studies bundle which covers a lot, but it doesn't cover a state's individual standards. So when a third grade teacher asked me to make a pack to cover the California standards, I agreed.
This pack makes Social Studies interesting and engaging. Instead of just reading about history, you are acting it out, creating projects, performing a mock trial, along with many more fun activities!
There are six separate PDFs in this zip file.
Unit 1- Geography Why did People Settle in California? (50 pages) Start here.
-Exploring your local community
Unit 2- Native Americans- Who Were the First People in my Community? (18 pages)
-Native American Research Project
Unit 3- Settlers- Why Did People Move to my Community? (30 pages)
-Community Awards Ceremony
-Chinese New Year
Unit 4- How has my Community Changed over Time? (31 pages)
-Transportation then and now
-Topography, soil, minerals
Unit 5- Government - What is the US Constitution and why it is Important? (65 pages)
-Biography of a famous American hero
-Landmarks and symbols
-Rules and laws
Unit 6- Economics (26 pages)
- Needs and Wants
- Choices and Tradeoff
-Supply and Demand
-Factors of Production
Unit 7- How Can I Help my Community? (4 pages)
-Planning a service project
Also included are two of my social studies centers-- Landforms and Past and Present
Some assessments and final projects are included.