Grade 5: U.S. History & Geography

History of the Bay Region and its contributions to the longer history of the nation
Relevance of Emeryville Shellmound Material
5.1 Students describe the major pre-Columbian settlements, including the cliff dwellers and pueblo people of the Desert Southwest, the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains and the woodland people east of the Mississippi River
Bay Region Native American cultures are a good example of the hunter gatherer life ways that were shared throughout much of California and throughout the U.S.
5.1-1 Describe how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the natural environment, including locations of villages, the distinct structures that they built and how they obtained their food, clothing, tools and utensils.
Emphasis is on adaptations of local people to changing environment of San Fransisco Bay Region