Christine Echeverri author of California Out of the Box
About the Author
Christine Echeverri is the author of California Out of the Box. A native Angeleno, she grew up steeped in experience that gave her a deep appreciation for cultural diversity. As a child, her education covered a wide spectrum of options, from private school to public arts magnets. She later went on to receive a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA and an M.A. in Economics from Cal State L.A.
She credits her mother and grandmother for exposing her as a child to the richness of California’s cultures and environment through private art lessons, museum trips, and countless other explorations. Her grandmother imparted to her a sense of wonder and enchantment about the world, and provided a living example of putting one’s passion into action as, driven solely by curiosity, she tirelessly explored the culture, history and geology of southern California.
Christine Echeverri is the mother of three children, whom she homeschooled for several years. The experience of integrating educational topics to guide learning in a way that was organic, holistic, and eclectic set her on a course to developing her own curriculum for an interdisciplinary study of California history, California Out of the Box.
California Out of the Box by Christine Echeverri
A Fresh Approach to History
California Out of the Box is a year long history curriculum uses story as a basis for an interdisciplinary exploration of history, life and earth science, geography, social studies, the arts, and more. It spans prehistory through the 1930s. The book features a teacher guide with reading comprehension questions, reproducible student pages, and answer keys; it is geared for students in grades 3-6, but suggestions are made for families with younger siblings. Note: families must purchase the 8 historical fiction and resource books separately. See booklist for more details.