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4th grade - History-Social Science

4.3 Students explain the economic, social, and political life in California from the establishment of the Bear Flag Republic through the Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush, and the granting of statehood.

2. Compare how and why people traveled to California and the routes they traveled.
3. Analyze the effects of the Gold Rush on settlements, daily life, politics and the physical environment.

4th grade - Common Core State Standards

RI.4.3 - Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

RI.4.6 - Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

RI.4.7 - Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

RI.4.8 - Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

RI.4.9 - Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

W.4.1 - Write opinion pieces on topic or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

SL.4.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topic and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.