Tag Archives: primary sources

Welcome to the Teaching California Beta Website!

August 20th, 2019

An introduction to the new Teaching California beta website, now live at teachingcalifornia.org.

Diary entry of Captain Fernando Rivera y Moncada at Monterey on October 3, 1774

Uncovering Remarkable Documents in Teaching California

July 17th, 2019

When exploring primary sources for our new Teaching California project, we came across two remarkable documents from our manuscripts collection that will soon be incorporated into our growing set of K-12 instructional materials.

Children’s Voices from the Archives: Remembering the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

April 17th, 2019

A closer look at one of the primary sources digitized from the California Historical Society’s collections for Teaching California, a letter written by 12-year-old Elsie Cross during the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Picking Oranges at Santa Ana, circa 1890s

Reading Pictures

February 11th, 2019

Questions to ask when you first look at a photograph, painting, or illustration—be it in the museum, or on your phone’s screen.

Spotlighting the Use of Primary Sources in Teaching California

October 17th, 2018

This post spotlights the important primary source-driven philosophy of our Teaching California project, and shares some of the great examples that we’ve been incorporating in our content development.