Location: Rocklin 

Day & Time: Tuesday 1:45 -2:55

Grade: 3rd-4th

Mentor: Ruth Hinds

Email: sabailey1@gmail.com


Hands-on projects tell the stories of our country’s and state’s fascinating beginnings.


We live in a beautiful land with an exciting history full of stories! In this project-based full-year class, we will experience life in early America and California.


1st Semester: Early US History

We’ll spend a day with a Wampanoag boy, travel the seas with explorers, then use natural dyes and make butter with colonial children. Then we’ll jump into the American Revolution with projects that teach about minute-men, shocking tea parties, the liberty bell, and the US Constitution. Students will bring home a replica of our first flag and hand-dipped candles!


2nd Semester: Early California History

Our hands-on learning continues as we play Miwok children’s games, create a map of California, cook tortillas from the ranchos, and more! We’ll eat hardtack with the pioneers, discover gold at Sutter’s Mill, and learn how the Gold Rush changed California forever. We’ll race the pony express before the Transcontinental Railroad connects east and west!


Join us for a year of adventure as we discover the stories of the land we love!


All classes are full-year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Our Beginnings: U.S. History & California History