Selected Museum artifacts can be used to teach California history
using object-based learning techniques. The selected artifacts
represent a variety of historical eras and the list will grow
over time. Want to suggest a new artifact? Click here to contact us.
Our state flag – the Bear Flag – displays a red star and the
powerful grizzly bear. But who created the Bear Flag and why?
Share with your students the exciting history of California’s
statehood while they create their own flag from fun foam.
Students will learn about the symbols on the flag and its
Each kit includes: fun foam, extra materials, instructions, and
history of the Bear Flag. $2.50 per kit plus shipping and
The California Museum learning experience doesn’t just happen at
the Museum. These are activities designed to engage students
before and after a visit to the Museum as a way to enhance the
By downloading the following learning activities, teachers can
enhance their social studies lesson plan.