First Week/Introduction and Native California
11 July Thursday: Introduction to Class & to Native California--What is the relationship between California Geography and its Native Population?

Reading: Pacific El Dorado, Chapters 1 & 2 (Native & Spanish California) and El Capitan, half

Please try finish the first two weeks of reading by Thursday July 18th-and then after that, have the readings should be completed each week by Thursdays to be best prepared for class. After completing the readings, choose examples that youfind best provide insight into the relationship between Native Californians and the land. Begin with examples. What questions do you find important to understanding early Californians?

Work Due: Reading Listing Examples, Outlining Answers, noting Questions you find important--for your understanding)

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Week Two/ Indian, Spanish and Mexican California and American Takeover
16 & 18 July: Native, Spanish & Mexican & American California--Compare Spanish and Mexican cultures in California to that of the Native Americans generally (political economy and society), and more particularly, their relationships to the land.

Reading: Pacific El Dorado, Chapter 3 & 4 (Mexican & American California) and El Capitan, finish

Please finish the first Week and Week Two readings by class, Thursday July 18th.

Work Due: Reading Listing Examples, Outlining Answers, noting Questions you find important--for your understanding)

Work Due 18 July Thursday: First Geography Short Essay

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Week Three/ Gold Rush & Economic Boom and Bust
23 & 25 July: Gold Rush and American California--How do you characterize mid-nineteenth century American culture and its impact on Native and Mexican Alta California?

Reading
Pacific El Dorado, Chapters 5, 6, & 7 (American State, Economy & Labor, Culture & Society) and Thousand Pieces of Gold, first half

Please finish Week Three Readings by Thursday the 28th July.

Work Due: Reading Listing Examples, Outlining Answers, noting Questions you find important--for your understanding)

Work Due 23 July Tuesday: Lecture/ Reading Quiz #1 and Essay #1

Work Due 23 July Tuesday, Sharing "Curiosities": Jazmine, Aleena, Fabiola, Jackeline (5 Min Presentation: Tell Us What YOU think is most important, why, and what sources might you use to learn more about it, possible lesson?) Bring in a typed page with your question, your curiosity, and a brief description of where you might find sources on it, and any possible lesson ideas. Please email your page and I will put these up so we can share ideas.

Work Due 25 July Thursday, Sharing "Curiosities": Khineh, Ksawery, Tessa, Daniel R., Melissa L. (5 Min Presentation: Tell Us What YOU think is most important, why, and what sources might you use to learn more about it, possible lesson?) Bring in a typed page with your question, your curiosity, and a brief description of where you might find sources on it, and any possible lesson ideas. Please email your page and I will put these up so we can share ideas.

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Week Four/ California and Corporate Capitalism
30 July & 1 August: Gilded and Progressive California--In California, which is more dominant, the "rule of law" or the "rule of greed"?

Reading
Pacific El Dorado,
Chapters 8 & 9 (RR & Progressivism) & Thousand Pieces of Gold, finish

Please finish Week Four Readings by Thursday the 4th of August.

Work Due: Reading Listing Examples, Outlining Answers, noting Questions you find important--for your understanding)

Work Due 30 July Tuesday, Sharing "Curiosities": Gagik, Spencer, Hector, Jessica, Sergio, Andrew (5 Min Presentation: Tell Us What YOU think is most important, why, and what sources might you use to learn more about it, possible lesson?) Bring in a typed page with your question, your curiosity, and a brief description of where you might find sources on it, and any possible lesson ideas. Please email your page and I will put these up so we can share ideas. (moved from the 18th)

Work Due Thursday 1 August: Lecture/ Reading Quiz #2 & Essay #2-Essay #2 due date extended to 6 August Tuesday
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Week Five/ Twenties, Great Depression, & War
6 & 8 August: Industrious California--Industrious California--In what ways are California's society, economy, and politics "conservative" or "liberal"?

Reading
Pacific El Dorado,
Chapters 10 & 11 (Twenties, WWII) & Seven States of California, first half

Please finish Week Five readings by class, Thursday 11 August.

Work Due: Reading Listing Examples, Outlining Answers, noting Questions you find important--for your understanding)

Work Due Tuesday 6 August: Geography Short Answer Essay #2

Work Due 6 August Tuesday, Sharing "Curiosities": Kayla, Eunice, Aracelli, Miriam, Kevin, Nancy (5 Min Presentation: Tell Us What YOU think is most important, why, and what sources might you use to learn more about it, possible lesson?) Bring in a typed page with your question, your curiosity, and a brief description of where you might find sources on it, and any possible lesson ideas. Please email your page and I will put these up so we can share ideas.

Work Due 8 August Thursday, Sharing "Curiosities": Viviana, Kelly, Ashley, Elsa, Sergio, Kimberly (5 Min Presentation: Tell Us What YOU think is most important, why, and what sources might you use to learn more about it, possible lesson?) Bring in a typed page with your question, your curiosity, and a brief description of where you might find sources on it, and any possible lesson ideas. Please email your page and I will put these up so we can share ideas.

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Week Six/ Liberal, Conservative Shifts & Contemporary California
13 & 15 August Tuesday: Liberal California, Conservative Reaction, and Economic Shifts--how have economic shifts affected California and Californians at the end of the twentieth century?

Reading
Pacific El Dorado,
Chapters 12, 13, & 14 (1950s to Present) & Seven States of California, finish

Please finish Week Six readings by class, Tuesday the 16th of August.

Work Due: Reading Listing Examples, Outlining Answers, noting Questions you find important--for your understanding)

Work Due 13 August Tuesday, Sharing "Curiosities": Jessica Jill, Ashley D, Vanessa L., Bianca (5 Min Presentation: Tell Us What YOU think is most important, why, and what sources might you use to learn more about it, possible lesson?) Bring in a typed page with your question, your curiosity, and a brief description of where you might find sources on it, and any possible lesson ideas. Please email your page and I will put these up so we can share ideas.

Work Due Thursday 15 August: Lecture/ Reading Quiz #3 & Geography Short Answer Essay #3
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Week Seven/ No Class
20 August Tuesday

Work Due: Final Essay #3 Due (Your last essay is due anytime from the 15th to the 20th)