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Explore the States: California

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Welcome to California!

In this comprehensive and multisensory 104 page unit study, your children will explore much more than the California flag and state seal! This unit study takes your child on a journey through the history, geography, economics, and personalities of California. While on their journey, children will explore the history of the First People, as well as the European explorers, settlers from around the world, land forms and physical geography, the capital and major cities, the state government, the lawmaking process, the industries and economy of California, California recipes, census data, geology, the famous people who call California home, the California quail, the sea lion, and so much more!

Whether you are planning a trip to California or engaging in an in-depth study of the states, this unit study brings together the highlights of the state along with the information required to complete a serious study of the state.
All 46 activities in this unit study are laid out in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. But this unit study is not just a collection of web sites to read! It is much more than that! The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, hands-on activities, experiments, crafts, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That's why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, music, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, experiments, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!

Target ages: 6-14

Average time to complete: 1-3 months

We offer two product lines for your convenience:

Our Core Curriculum Series provides a COMPLETE curriculum for the core social studies and science subjects. The subjects include:

Physical Science (Physics and Chemistry)
Life Science (Biology)
Earth and Space Science
Civics
Economics
Geography
World History
American History

We offer them as single units to allow parents to try one before committing to the entire series. In addition, purchasing them one at a time, as you need them, allows you the flexibility to select the units of interest to your children.

There are three age/grade levels:
K-2; 3-5; and 6-8

Each age/grade level spans three academic years and offers 24 individual titles. Each individual title is expected to take 5-6 weeks to complete. Therefore, during each academic year, you select the eight individual titles best suited to your child's educational needs and interests!

The Core Curriculum Series titles are inspired by national and state standards as well as The Core Knowledge Series by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

We also offer larger Elective unit studies to use with a wider age/grade range of students.

At Intellego Unit Studies, our mission is to provide comprehensive, rigorous and hands-on curriculum that is easy on the parent and engaging for the child. We take our mission very seriously and adhere to the highest standards in curriculum design, innovation, and customer service. We stand behind our products and exceptional customer service is our goal. We utilize a continuous improvement model to monitor, verify and update all web links within our curriculum.

 
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File Last Updated:
October 12, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on October 12, 2009.