Life in California
This lesson plan is designed to help fourth grade students review their first chapter in California history.  They will be asked to create a brochure that illustrates the state of California or one specific region of California.  It is vital that the students have a firm grasp on the different regions of this state.  When students begin to master the geography of California the subsequent history lessons become more relevant and meaningful.  This lesson will take 45 minutes.  The brochure will not be completed in this lesson.  The lesson is meant to help the students review the chapter and generate ideas about how they will format their brochure.