What is My Community Like?

People Walking to Work at the Foot of Market Street, San Francisco, 1927. California Historical Society, CHS2014.1702

What is our community like?

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There are many parts of a student’s community and neighborhood that a student can learn to recognize, point out, and relate to when looking at past Californian communities. In this inquiry set, students will analyze and address how and why communities change over time and what commonalities their own communities share with previous towns and cities. Students will compare and contrast how factors such as new technology, architecture, and the migration and blending of different cultures can shape communities and their neighborhoods.