Laurelwood Elementary School

California History Day

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4th Grade California History Day

California History Day- 4th Grade

California History Day is an all day school event where the fourth grade classes participate in a number of activities tied directly to the 4th grade Social Studies curriculum. During this event, students will simulate the gold rush by staking a claim, setting up a “boomtown," collecting “gold nuggets,” and trading.  Afterwards they will have an opportunity to visit different stations based on the time periods in California’s history:  Native Americans, Spanish Missions, Mexican Ranchos, Gold Rush, and Pioneer Life.  There will be games, cooking, crafts, relay races, panning for gold, dancing the Virginia Reel, and more! 
 
This year, California History Day will be taking place on Friday, May 18, 2018.