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California Regions

California Regions

Author: Kai Her


Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

CA History Content Standards 3.1.1

Identify geographical features in their local region (e.g., deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, lakes).  

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"The Big Question"

What are the 4 major California Regions?  

(Please answer this question on a piece of line paper and bring it with you next class day so we can share and discuss our findings).

(You may not know the answer to this "big" question now, however, after you have read and view the videos and cool websites I have provided here, I am sure you will be able to answer this question.  Have fun!)

California Region Short Reading Article

Read this short article to learn more about the California Regions. (I suggest to take down key ideas about what you learn so it can help you answer the questions for the quiz later.)


California Region - External Links About the Regions

Click on these hyperlinks to learn more about the California Regions.  These hyperlinks provide great information about these regions.  I am sure you will find a lot of information here that will help deepen your knowledge about the California Regions.  (Please be sure to jot down any key ideas you find important, it may help you out later for the quiz.)

- Coast

- Mountains

- Desert

- Central Valley

Central Valley Region

We live in the central valley region.  Click here to learn more about the region that we live in.  You'll be amazed by the facts about our region.  (I suggest you take down some notes on this website as it could help you in the quiz later.)

California Region YouTube Video

This is a great short video about the California regions. It is a fun and informative video. I am sure you will enjoy it and learn a lot of information about the California regions in this video. (Watch and listen to the important details listed in video to answer the questions about the quiz.)

California Regions

Here is your last reading activity before you take the quiz.  It summarizes about what you have learned thus far about the California regions.  (Read this last article about the California Regions and be ready to take the quiz.)