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Bell Ringer: California History - Immigration, Economy, Land and Water Use

Not So Golden After All

Larry Gerston talked about his book, No So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California, about California’s history of immigration, economy, land, and water, as well as its relationship with the federal government.

Description

Larry Gerston talked about his book, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California, about California’s history of immigration, economy, land, and water, as well as its relationship with the federal government.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Larry Gerston, what event started the rise of California?
  • What group of individuals were a part of the great immigration wave? How did this group contribute to the rise of California?
  • What was surprising about the cost of college in California throughout the 1950s and early 60s? What president's policy changed that cost?
  • What was Proposition 187?
  • What caused California's water wars between farmers, environmentalists and urban users?
  • How has environmentalism, the women's movement, and minority rights played a role Californian history?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Anti-immigrant Legislation
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Environmentalism
    • Gold Rush
    • Minority Rights
    • Proposition 187
    • Ronald Reagan

    Topics

    ImmigrationState HistoryU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School