Students learn the story of their home state, unique in American history in terms of its vast and varied geography, its many waves of immigration beginning with pre- Columbian societies, its continuous diversity, economic energy, and rapid growth. In addition to the specific treatment of milestones in California history, students examine the state in the context of the rest of the nation, with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitu­tion and the relationship between state and federal government.

Students will learn about the history of California including who lived here. This also includes cultural diversity and being able to look at primary sources. Students will be able to see and use perspective. 

Desiree Maldonado, Elementary Teacher, Method Schools