Tulare County Museum

School Visits

Fee:  $20.00 per group of up to 50 students
Call (559) 624-7326 to reserve a day and time for a tour and/or video!

State Standards


K.6.3 – Understand how people lived in earlier times and how their lives would be different today (e.g., getting water from a well, growing food, making clothing, having fun, forming organizations, living by rules and laws).

First Grade:

1.2.4 – Describe how location, weather, and physical environment affect the way people live, including the effects on their food, clothing, shelter, transportation and recreation.

1.5.2 – Understand the ways in which American Indians and immigrants have helped define Californian and American culture.

1.5.3 – Compare beliefs, customs, ceremonies, traditions, and social practices of the varied cultures, drawing from folklore.

Second Grade:

2.4.1 – Describe food production and consumption long ago and today, including the roles of farmers, processors, distributors, weather, and land and water resources.

 Third Grade:

3.2 – Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and in the recent past.

3.2.1 – Describe national identities, religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore traditions.

3.2.4 – Discuss the interaction of new settlers with the already established Indians of the region.

Fourth Grade:

4.2.1 – Discuss the major nations of California Indians, including their geographic distribution, economic activities, legends, and religious beliefs; and describe how they depended on, adapted to, and modified the physical environment by cultivation of land and use of sea resources.

4.2.3 – Describe the Spanish exploration and colonization of California, including the relationships among soldiers, missionaries, and Indians (e.g., Juan Crespi, Junipero Serra, Gaspar de Portola).

4.4 – Students explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power, tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political and cultural development since the 1850s.

4.4.3 – Discuss immigration and migration to California between 1850 and 1900, including the diverse composition of those who came; the countries of origin and their relative locations; and conflicts and accords among the diverse groups (e.g., the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act).

4.4.5 – Discuss the effects of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War II on California.

Fifth Grade:

5.3 – Students describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and between the Indian nations and the new settlers.