Living History Day Kings Beach Elementary

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Grant Applicant
Jamie Schwartz
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Each year the 4th grade at Kings Beach Elementary participates in Living History Day. This event is the culmination of our year long social studies curriculum based on California history, pioneers, and the Gold Rush. The students participate in 7 hands-on stations in which they create items like the pioneers in early California, all while dressed in period costume! We need supplies for our Living History Day.

Benefits of Program

All 4th grade students. 

Success of Program

Success is determined by observed demonstrated skills during the day as well as writing in student journals, anecdotal observation based evidence, and smiles. Personal narratives based on Living History will be evaluated using our common rubric.


Living History will take place during a school day in late May or early June (TBD). Students, teachers, and parent volunteers will dress in period costume (pioneer). Students will rotate through 7 different stations based on activities that children living in early California would have participated in: candle making, tinsmithing, rope making, leather stamping, square dancing, corn-husk doll making, and ukulele music station. Students will complete their journal prompt at each station. Students will use their journal notes and experiences to write a personal narrative.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

This grant is for the whole grade level (4). 

This is a grant for consumable items that I submit each year.
Amount Funded
Individual Budget Items(s)
$80 - Candle Wax
$30 - Candle Wick
$50 - Cork Husks
$150 - Leather
$100 - Tin
Other funding sources

There is currently no other funding for this program.


If you have any questions or I missed including anything, please let me know.