California Geographic Assembly

Use transparent layers to diagram and represent different map details of California.

Grades covered: 4 through 8
Curriculum Topics: Geology, Maps, California Land Features


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

California Standards (Click to View)

3. 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.||CA History/Social Science||Grade 4||California: A Changing State||4.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California.|||5. Waves, wind, water, and ice shape and reshape the Earth’s land surface.||CA Science||Grade 4||03. Earth Sciences|||1.f. How to explain major features of California geology in terms of plate tectonics (including mountains, faults, volcanoes).||CA Science||Grade 6||01. Focus on Earth Science||1. Plate tectonics explains important features of the Earth’s surface and major geologic events.

Categories include:
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
Tags: Earth Systems
Subjects covered: Social Studies