This is a gathering journal I've created over the years. It is about the early explorers coming to California, including Cortes and Cabrillo. There are also pieces about; why explorers left home, routes to CA, different settlements created in their new home, and the Native American point of view. I use it to have extensions to enhance the reading. It aligns perfectly to Chapter 3 of Harcourt's social studies program. It could also be used alone after internet research on each topic.