Distance Learning

Channel Islands Live Hike: Island of the Blue Dolphins

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts,Science,Social Studies
State Standards:
California/History–Social Science—Grade 4:4.2.1


Students discover Anacapa Island through an interactive, live visit with a park ranger and learn about the Channel Islands' tie to the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. They identify basic human needs and find out how these needs are met by people living on islands with fewer and less diversity of resources.

Broadcast length: 30 minutes

Grade level: Fourth to sixth

Objectives addressed:

  • Identify the goods and ecosystem services that were essential to the lives, economies, and cultures of American Indians on the Channel Islands.
  • Explain how the Channel Islands supplied American Indians with different natural resources, goods, and ecosystem services and resulted in different land use patterns and economic activities.
  • Identify that island American Indians developed different methods to extract, harvest, transport, and consume natural resources than their mainland counterparts.

Essential question:

  • What basic needs are common to all livingthings?

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This FREE Channel Islands Live Distance Learning Program is available for interactive participation at your location and at the park visitor center in Ventura, California. Visit Schedule a Program for more information.

Last updated: September 2, 2016