From here we are going to go over some of the geography of the state and look at books and information on the National and State parks. We will try to visit some eventually. I want to read a few of the California Indian legends that I found at the library.
My kids have already started listening to the CD I found at the library called Californian Songs. I hope they have volume two as well. I have really enjoyed the commentary that goes along with the songs. They cover the history of California from the missions through the gold miners in this first set. We actually have two mission right nearby so I will try to take a little field trip and visit one of them after we study about them a little.
Today the kids colored pictures of the State Flag, flower, butterfly and bird as well as the state seal.
It should be a fun unit study. I will fill in more as we go along. I haven't planned it out completely yet.