Explore California's rich past with this collection of primary source titles! With a focus on the history of California from the 20th century to the present day, students will learn about California's state government, education system, water system, geography, and influential Californians.
Build students' literacy skills and social studies content knowledge with dynamic primary source artifacts including maps, letters, documents, and images that provide authentic reading materials and keep students engaged in learning. This high-interest set includes nonfiction readers and biographies, and each book has informational text features like a glossary, index, captions, table of contents, and detailed sidebars.
The Read and Respond section and Your Turn culminating activity prompt students to dive deeper into the text for additional reading and learning. These books connect to California state studies standards and the NCSS/C3 Framework, and the leveled texts accommodate different reading levels, making differentiation easy to implement. This set includes (titles may vary) the following titles: