Everything you need to understand or teach The Californios by Louis L'Amour.
The Californios by Louis L'Amour is the tale of the Mulkerin family's struggle to keep their ranch after an unscrupulous man buys their bank note and wants to foreclose for his personal gain.
The story takes place in 1844 when Southern California was sparsely inhabited. The towns and cities were few and largely undeveloped. The ranch was a typical type of home and horses and wild animals abound. There is a lot of talk of riding off into the wilderness and travel.
The story speaks about Malibu, the home to the Mulkerins. The area is relatively rural at this time and it is clear that the region is still somewhat rough-hewn and unsettled. The author describes Malibu in such a way that the reader can relate it to the modern day Malibu, at least as far as the scenery goes. There are many hills and breathtaking views of the...
The Californios Lesson Plans contain 115 pages of teaching material, including: