The First Peoples of California program will begin in October and run through mid November. If you would like to schedule your class for the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Update: Teachers and Students
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is very happy that you are interested in the museum’s long standing and popular "Indian Life: California’s First People” program. We welcome you to view the following presentations about the first residents to live in our Valley, who they were and how they lived.
This virtual program is for your classroom use but is not meant to replace the museum’s two hour, in person, hands on and interactive program held at the museum each fall.
We hope that you will find the following resources helpful. You may choose one or all four options. Choice #2 "Interactive Activities" is a self-guided series of exercises meant to engage the student and deepen learning. It is hoped that the exercises will be an addendum to the teacher's lessons. Choice #4, "California's First People: Then and Now" is a 45-minute adult program. Fourth graders will need teacher support to fully appreciate some of the vocabulary and concepts.
Virtual Program Resources - Click on name in black
- The Native Americans video presented by Museum Docent Stan Wharton.
- California's First People Interactive Activities - a PowerPoint Presentation available for teachers to use with their students.
- The Native Americans of the San Ramon Valley - Additional information from the Museum's Knowing Your Community local history curriculum
- California's First People: Then and Now Virtual Program presented by Museum Docent Renee Spitz on 9/24/20