Kitah Dalet journeyed to Sacramento to enrich their understanding of the 4th-grade California Social Studies curriculum. At the Sacramento History Museum, the students had an opportunity to pan for gold, see models of Sutter’s Mill and learn about different methods of extracting gold. They also learned how a hand-operated printing press works.
After a whirlwind walk around Old Town Sacramento and a visit to old-timey candy shops, they headed to the State Capitol for a private, guided tour. They ended the trip with a visit to the State Indian Museum, where our guide, a person of Maidu descent, gave a very informative tour, including pictures of his great-great-grandfather from around 1900!
It was a long and exciting day, and the students did a great job applying what they have learned in Social Studies throughout the year at the various parts of the journey.