- Welcome to California
- The official state Web site is a first stop for information about California.
- California QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
- Explore California's facts and figures, from population statistics to economic indicators.
Education Resources for California
- California Department of Education
- Here you will find information on a broad range of educational topics, including technology, professional development, and working with students who are English learners.
- Educational Resources for California
- The U.S. Department of Education provides this list of links to state and federal educational resources.
State Teacher Organizations
- CRA (California Reading Association) Home Page
- The CRA Web site offers information on conferences, awards and grants, and publications.
- California Association of Teachers of English
- The California Association of Teachers of English Web site provides information on membership, conferences, California authors, and more.
- California Mathematics Council
- The California Math Council Web site contains information on scholarships and awards, publications, conferences, links, and an "Issues for Parents and Teachers" section.
- California Science Teachers Association
- The California Science Teachers Association provides Web resources and information on awards, events and conferences, and legislation and news.
- California Council for the Social Studies
- Here you will find information about the California affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies
- Here you will find a political map showing major towns and rivers.
- Color Landform Atlas: California
- This site contains topographical and political maps to the county level for California, as well as a menu of links to other online information about the state.
- California Desert dot Gov
- This Web site explores the complex and fascinating life of California's deserts. Click Nature to learn about the desert's plants, animals, and geography.
- Life Along the Faultline
- This Web site from the San Francisco Exploratorium explains why earthquakes happen and revisits the historic 1906 San Francisco and 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes. There are also activities you can do to explore earthquake science.
- The San Andreas Fault
- This report from the U.S. Geological Survey gives an overview of the history of the San Andreas Fault.
- Oakland Zoo
- Click Animals A to Z to meet the residents of the Oakland Zoo. Under Teachers and Kids, there is a feature on Endangered Species at the zoo.
- California History Online
- Sponsored by the California Historical Society, this excellent Web site provides illustrated in-depth looks at topics like Native Americans before Spanish settlement, Mexican California, and the Depression.
- Chumash Indian Life
- The Chumash Indians lived along California's central coast. This Web site lets you explore Chumash myths, life, and cave paintings.
- Read short articles on California history and culture, from the article, "California Strawberry Festival" to the article, "Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara."
- Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp
- This site contains letters from young Japanese Americans in internment camps to Miss Breed, a librarian at the San Diego Public Library. Before internme
nt, she had made friends with several Japanese American students, and when they were moved to a camp, she asked them to write. Their letters describe their daily activities, concerns, and hopes.
- Museum of the City of San Francisco
- This excellent Web site has detailed online exhibits about the Gold Rush, the 1906 Earthquake, the 1989 Earthquake, and more.
- California Missions
- Tour California's missions using the clickable map at this Web site.
- Gold Rush! America's Untold Stories
- With an emphasis on the arts and artifacts of the era, this Web site from the Oakland Museum of California brings the Gold Rush era to life.
- Explore Art (Getty Museum)
- You can view the collection at Los Angeles's J. Paul Getty Museum by browsing by author, or you can view by theme.
- The Huntington Art Collections
- Select Huntington Gallery to see European art, and Scott Gallery to see American art from the collection of this San Marino Museum.
- LACMA: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art lets you take a look at the best of their collections at this Web site.
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Take a virtual trip to San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art. Click Collections and Exhibitions to take a look inside.
For California Kids
- Quick Facts: California
- "Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government," from the U.S. Printing office, runs down fun state facts, including the state motto, flower, and song.
- Kids Korner
- The California kids' site gives students a look at their state and its government.
- California Fun Facts
- This is a great resource for kids, with census info made kid-friendly!
- Lawrence Hall of Science
- This fun site features online and offline math and science challenges for kids. Users can design a fish and see how viable it is, test their math know-how, and find out how much they know about cats.
- San Diego Natural History Museum Kids' Habitat
- Dinosaurs, sharks, and bugs—kids can meet them all at this Web site from the San Diego Natural History Museum.
- San DiegoZoo.org Kid Territory
- At this fun Web site, Kids can meet animals, play games, explore science experiments, and learn about the work that zoo employees do.
- FEMA for Kids: Earthquakes
- Here students can learn about earthquakes—what causes them, what happened during some important historic earthquakes, and what to do if an earthquake strikes.