Exploring The Golden State
Social Studies: Our Communities Unit 1-Land and Water in Your Area
H-SS 3.1 Standard: Students describe the physical and human geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs, and charts to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.
Lesson 1- What are the land and water like in your area?
Lesson Objective: Students will identify geographical features in their local region ( e.g. deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, lakes)
Lesson 2- How have people used the land in your region?
Lesson Objective: Students will trace the ways in which people have used the resources of the local region and modified the physical environment (e.g. a dam constructed upstream changed a river or coastline).