Questions to Answer

What two rivers make up the California Delta?

What ocean runs parallel to the Central Valley?

Wikipedia Central Valley

What are the mountain ranges that surround the Sacramento Valley?

Wikepedia Sacramento Valley

What are the three rivers that are found in the San Joaquin Valley?

Wikipedia San Joaquin Valley

Highlights of California's Central Valley (click picture)

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Central Valley Region


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Central Valley Video

Tour of the Central Valley Region

California's Central Valley region is historical for its agriculture and located in the middle of California. The Central Valley is home to some of the most productive agricultural areas. The crops are diverse in the products and include crops such as cotton, tomatoes, and rice. The valley is nestled between the Central Coast and the Mountains and stretches approximately 450 miles from north to south. The Central Valley is divided into two sections: the Sacramento Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. The two areas meet at the California Delta. In addition to this there are many lakes, reservoirs and recreation opportunities.

The navigation links located to the left will allow you to travel from region to region comparing and contrasting the features of each. You may jump back and forth from each page as often as you like. This is one of the many benefits of a virtual field trip.

Learner Description

This virtual field trip of the California Land Regions was designed for students in the upper elementary grades. It would also be appropriate for older students and educators.
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