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Explore California

Explore California

Author: Jacqueline Kisst


4.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic

features that define places and regions in California.

c. Identify the state capital and describe the various regions of California, including how

their characteristics and physical environments (e.g., water, landforms, vegetation,

climate) affect human activity.

e. Use maps, charts, and pictures to describe how communities in California vary in land use, vegetation, wildlife, climate, population density, architecture, services, and transportation.


SWBAT identify the geographical location of state capitol and four regions of California by labeling a map.

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Click the link to learn more about the wonderful state we call home; California!

California Regions Web page 

click the link to explore at your own pace.

Images! Facts! More!

California's Regions by Dianne Csoto

Distinct features of the four regions of California including:
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Tour of California (state song)

Tour of California by Mrs. Writes 4th graders

Listen and learn California's song:
California State Song

I Love You, California
words by F.B. Silverwood, music by A.F. Frankenstein

I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all.
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall.
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore.
I love your grand old ocean and I love her rugged shore.

Where the snow crowned Golden Sierras
Keep their watch o'er the valleys bloom,
It is there I would be in our land by the sea,
Every breeze bearing rich perfume.
It is here nature gives of her rarest. It is Home Sweet Home to me,
And I know when I die I shall breathe my last sigh
For my sunny California.

I love your red-wood forests - love your fields of yellow grain.
I love your summer breezes and I love your winter rain.
I love you, land of flowers; land of honey, fruit and wine.
I love you, California; you have won this heart of mine.

I love your old gray Missions - love your vineyards stretching far.
I love you, California, with your Golden Gate ajar.
I love your purple sun-sets, love your skies of azure blue.
I love you, California; I just can't help loving you.

I love you, Catalina, you are very dear to me.
I love you, Tamalpais, and I love Yosemite.
I love you, Land of Sunshine, Half your beauties are untold.
I loved you in my childhood, and I'll love you when I'm old.