Standard: 4.1 [thumbnail images for this section]
This table is designed to support teachers in aligning the visual images with the big ideas suggested by the applicable standard. The essential questions and topical questions may guide the discussion of and inquiry around these big ideas.
Culture reflects adaptation to geographic regions.
How and why do people adapt to their environment?
Describe the similarities and differences between the four major regions of California?
People move between these regions. Why?
How have natural and human factors contributed to the changing geography of California?
In grade 4 emphasis should also be placed on the regional geography of California Student should emphasize how the different regions of the state have developed through the interaction of physical characteristics and cultural forces and how the landscape of California has provided different resources to different people at different times, from the earliest era to the present.
Chronological and Spatial Thinking 1, 2, 3, 5
Research, Evidence, and Point of View 2
Historical Interpretation 2