• IN SOCIAL STUDIES WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT ..........

    Early CA

    .... the exploration of California by Europenas and the early settlements in California. Students will be learning how and why the early European explorers from Spain and England first came to California. We will also learn how their arrival affected the ways of life of California Indians. We will learn about the different types of settlements in early California like presidios, pueblos, and missions. We will then learn about the Mexican rule in California starting with the Mexican War for Independence, the secularization of the missions and the rise of the rancho economy.