"Miss Harvey Remembers", Getting To Salinas.

This story was adapted by Ms. Judy Drueding, 3rd grade teacher at University Park Elementary School in Salinas, California.  The illustrations were done by Ms. Bridgett Spicer.  One copy is free with a teacher membership or copies can be purchased for $20 each.  All funds in excess of printing costs support the education program.

Tell Me, Grandpa!  A story about the early days of Salinas, California

This story was compiled by Mary Randall, retired teacher and administrator, Salinas City Elementary School District and recounts conversations of Florence Baker with her grandfather, I. J. Harvey.  It was written for 3rd grade students.  One copy is free with your teacher membership.  It can also be purchased for $20 with profits supporting the education program.

I.J.'s Incredible Journey and Other Adventures on the American Frontier

Material have been selected and compiled for fifth grade students by Mary Randall.  It is intended for students learning about the Westward Movement in the United States.  While the selected material gives only a fraction of the experiences (it is inspired by Recollections of a Journey to California in 1850 by I. J. Harvey) of the pioneers, we hope you will get the 'flavor' of these incredible times by some of our local history.

Lesson Plans

"Early Salinas History" (Lesson 1) by Donna Leary, is 2 forty-five minute periods. Utilizing a primary source, students answer the question, What can this photograph tell us about the Harvey House in 1874? Students follow-up with a visit to the House, where they are challenged by questions: What is different? What is the same?