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Classroom Activities and Games

CALIFORNIA INDIANS

Activities
Recipe for Acorn Bread

Games
Acorn Tops

Reference Materials
--Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children.  By Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac.  Golden, CO: Fulcrum, Inc., 1989.
--Games of the North American Indians.  By Stewart Culin.  New York: Dover Publications, 1975.

CALIFORNIA MISSIONS

Activities
Making Adobe Bricks
Dipping candles
Soap Making
Cardboard Loom Weaving

References
--Live Again Our Mission Past. By George Kuska and Barbara Linse. Larkspur, CA: Arts' Books, 1983. Sections on Indians, Spanish explorers, missions, visualizing history, humanizing historical characters, and mission crafts.

GOLD RUSH

Activities
Gold Panning.  Instructions on PORTS Gold Rush Unit of Study, lesson two.