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Gr. 4 Library Research Links

Missions - Every year, California 4th graders study the 
California Missions.  This website is a great resource for 
information on this period in California history.
California Missions Virtual Tour

Missions - This ThinkQuest site was created in 1996 by 
Tobin Fricke and Lauren Bradford, two southern California high 
school juniors.  It's an excellent resource for elementary school 
The Spanish Missions of California

Historical Fiction - Every Spring, students in 4th Grade 
are required to read an Historical Fiction novel, and then become 
one of the characters in that novel for a presentation on Open 
House night.  The following websites may help you and your child 
to find a great book.  Many titles on these lists are available 
in Wildwood's Library.  Please note, however, that these links 
list books for reading and grade levels from 4th to 8th grades.  
Be sure that your child chooses one appropriate both in 
reading level and in content.
Franklin Middle School Library Site Historical Fiction by Date

Historical Fiction - Click on this excellent site and 
scroll down to "Historical Fiction" to find titles.  When you 
click on a title, you will be taken to their library's MARC 
record for that book, which will list a more in-depth description 
of the plot, and list the suggested reading level.
Morton Grove "Webrary"

State History - The California Historical Society's 
webpage should be a first stop for all 4th grade students and 
their parents, whether you're studying European exploration, 
rancho life, or the Missions!  Click anywhere on the timeline to 
get started.
California Historical Society

Calisphere The University of California's online digital 
resource site is FABULOUS!!!

California Missions Here is a specific Calisphere link 
that will take you directly to primary source material from each 
California Mission.
California Missions

A to Z Kids Stuff - California  This link will take you 
directly to the California page on the child-friendly Kidsstuff 
site.  From there you can click on any highlighted link to be 
taken to librarian-selected websites that explore people, places, 
and things that have something to do with California and its 
A to Z Kids Stuff - California

This USGS (United States Geological Society) website page 
features lots of great information on California's volcanic 
areas, including dates of most recent eruptions and potential for 
more activity.
California Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas

Did you know that California has over 45 lighthouses?  Not all 
are still in operation, but many are.  Did you know that you can 
spend the night in one of our lighthouses?  To find out 
information on these wonderful, historical places, just click on 
a lighthouse name.  You will find photos, history, and visitor 
California Lighthouses


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