Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California.
3. Identify the state capital and describe the various regions of California, including how their characteristics and physical environments (e.g. water, landforms, vegetation, climate) affect human activity.
5. Use maps, charts, and pictures to describe how communities in California vary in land use, vegetation, wildlife, climate, population density, architecture, services, and transportation.
Students describe the social, political, cultural, and
economic life and interactions among people of California
from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission
and Mexican rancho periods.
Discuss the major nations of California Indians,
Including their geographic distribution, economic activities, legends, and religious beliefs: and describe how they depended on, adapted to, and modified the physical environment by cultivation of land and the use of sea resources.
VII. SCIENCE STANDARDS – Grade 4 Investigation and Experimentation
Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding
this concept, and to address the content the other three
strands, students should develop their own questions and
perform investigations. Students will:
Formulate and justify predictions based on cause-and-effect relationships