|A Day in the Life of a Serrano Child
Grade 3: Unit 2
Grade 4: Unit 2
In this activity, children will synthesis knowledge of the geography and culture of the Serrano Indians through creative writing.
This activity will take approximately 3-4 hours of class time.
Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills: Grades K-5
Chronological and Spatial Thinking:
Students place key events and people of the historical era they are studying both in a chronological sequence and within a spatial context; they interpret timelines.
Students summarize the key events of the era they are studying and explain their historical contexts.
H/SS Standard 3.2
Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago in the recent past, in terms of the interaction of new settlers with the already established Indians of the region.
Language Arts: Grade 3
1.0 Writing Strategies: Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Their writing considers audience and purpose. They successfully use the stages of the writing process. Students will:
1.1 Create a single paragraph that
- develops a topic sentence
- includes simple supporting facts and details
2.1 Write narratives that
- provide a context within with an action takes place
- include well-chosen detail to develop the plot
H/SS Standard 4.2
Students describe the social, political, cultural, and economic life and interactions among people of California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican Rancho periods, in terms of the Spanish exploration and colonization of California, including the relationships among soldiers, missionaries and Indians.
Language Arts: Grade 4
1.0 Writing Strategies: Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Their writing considers audience and purpose. They successfully use the stages of the writing process.
2.1 Write narratives on incidents that
- relate ideas, observations, and/or memories
- provide a context to enable the reader to imagine the world of the event or experience
- use concrete sensory details
2.2 Write responses to literature that
- demonstrate an understanding of the literary work
- support judgments through references both to the text and to prior knowledge
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