Today California lawmakers voted unanimously to apologize formally for the incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during WWII. Read more in the article below. You can learn more about Japanese internment in my online course SOC-984 Japanese Internment Camps: Pearl Harbor - Post Release. Complete this course on your time from 3 weeks to one year.
Some of our student's worlds are so small. I work with students who may never leave their own small town. We expect students to use background knowledge in all subject areas. This is difficult for those who have little experiences outside of the realms of their own towns.
Learn about California's great history and take what you learn back to your students. Through my online courses you will explore museums and historical sites. You will be able to build field trips to the places you learn about in these 100% online courses.
I enjoyed this short article about The Benefits of Field Trips from Explorable Places. Learn more about the importance of field trips through the article and then sign up for one of my great California History Courses from Fresno Pacific University.
Teacher resources on the Library of Congress website are vast. There are classroom materials and lesson plans that meet our teaching standards. The Library of Congress offers professional development to help teachers use primary sources effectively. What a wonderful place to take students so they can find primary sources for their research. This resource can be used in K - 12. Younger students can be exposed to the great amount of photographs and pictures to support their social studies learning. Older students can utilize the articles and curated resources to help with their research. Learn more about using this great site in my course SOC 938 Japanese Internment Camps. Or check out one of my other great California history courses covering the Gold Rush, California Missions, and much more.
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In SOC 906 California Missions 1769 - Secularization students are learning to incorporate Google's Tour Builder into their social studies units. With tour builder students can map out the twenty one missions in the order they were built. For each point of interest they can add their own titles, text, and pictures. This could be a terrific way to check for understanding. Maybe students can share a map and pin the mission they are learning about. So many ways to use this application. Have you used Tour Builder or another mapping application with your students? How did you use it?
If you are interested in learning more about adding educational technology to your social studies units please check out my Fresno Pacific Courses.
One of my students in SOC 906 California Missions: 1769 - Secularization shared this article with me. Students creating their own adobe bricks would be a fun class project. Students can test the strength of their bricks against their peers. What was their recipe? Who had the strongest or weakest bricks? Why? Math: Measure the bricks. Did the size have anything to do with the strength? This would be a great STEAM activity!
Learn more about the California Missions by taking my course from Fresno Pacific University.
Are you a teacher in California? Are you short on time, but need CEUs to move over on the pay scale? Do you need resources to teach about the California Gold Rush? I wanted to share this terrific resource with you. The Gold Discovery History of Coloma is a fantastic place for students and teachers to learn more about the beginnings of the California Gold Rush.
Do you need more information about the California Gold Rush to become better equipped to teach Gold Rush lessons? Consider taking my Fresno Pacific University course California's Gold Rush. Through my courses you will learn more about capital intensive mining, hard rock mining in the Northern Mother Lode, and other information related to History/Social Science standards.You will learn to integrate technological applications into your social studies lessons.
In these online distance learning courses you can take the 100% from home. You never have to go to a classroom, as the course is completed on your time. You can take from 3 weeks to 1 year to complete the course. Earn 3 continuing education units and become better equipped to teach about the California Gold Rush. Learn more on my website.
Are you a teacher in California? Do you need resources to teach about the California History? I have found a terrific resource and wanted to share it with you. The Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory is a fantastic place for students to easily learn about the history of Los Angeles.
Do you need more information about California History to become better equipped to teach history lessons? Consider taking my Fresno Pacific University course Historic Los Angeles: Reflections on Its Heritage. Through this course you will explore various periods in the history of Los Angeles including a period before civilization when the saber-toothed tiger and the wooly mammoth roamed what is now called “The City of Angels.” The purpose of the course is to help you become more familiar with the history of Los Angeles from its early beginnings through the period when it became one of America’s major metropolises.
In this online distance learning course you will learn about several historic sites. You never have to go to a classroom, as the course is completed on your time. You can take from 3 weeks to 1 year to complete the course. Earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) and become better equipped to teach about the history of Los Angeles. Learn more on my website.
Or consider taking one of my other Fresno Pacific University California History courses. Courses include: California Missions, Gold Rush, The Mother Lode, California Reflecting America, Agriculture: Past, Present, and Future, and CCSS Curriculum Mapping.
California Mission San Juan Capistrano, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful of the 21 California Missions. Teachers can learn about this mission or any of the others as requirements for one of my most popular courses, SOC 906 California Missions 1769 - Secularization. Here is some information about Mission San Juan Capistrano:
Consider taking SOC 906 California Missions 1769 - Secularization to learn more about the 21 California Mission's founding, economics, American Indians, music, architecture, restoration and much more. Sign up for this course here. Or consider one of my other California history courses about the Gold Rush, the Mother Lode, Historic Capital: Monterey, Historic Los Angeles, California Reflecting America, Agriculture: Past, Present, and Future, or CCSS Curriculum Mapping.
This article, The Power of Travel for Student Success, discusses the importance of teachers traveling. By traveling teachers gain experiences that can be taken back to their classrooms. Traveling cements these experiences in one's mind. By traveling teachers and students:
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Are you a teacher interested in earning CEUs and learning more about California’s Gold Rush Era? You can take my courses on the Mother Lode through Fresno Pacific University Center For Professional Development. This course is offered online as an at home study. You will learn about California’s rich history and many of the people who were a part of making California what it is today.
Watch this short video to learn more about this course. Courses: SOC 900 History of the Mother Lode. To learn more about this course or sign up to take SOC 900 please go to my Fresno Pacific University site here.