My California Now

Learning Tools for Tomorrow's Leaders


Former Governor
Arnold Schwarzenneger
Tom Brokaw
Dianne Feinstein
Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi
Former Mayor
Willie Brown
Former Secretary of State
Warren Christopher
Historian and author
Kenneth Starr
Former Governor
Gray Davis
Former Governor
Pete Wilson
Reagan Political Strategist
Stu Spencer
Tom Hayden
Karen Bass

Brown's children, including:

Former Treasurer
Kathleen Brown
Jerry Brown

EMMY® Nominated,
Award Winning Film & Educational Curriculum

The documentary CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND: The Legacy of Pat Brown takes students on an exciting ride through history and politics. The accompanying 150 page curriculum guide provides lesson plans and resources appropriate for students in grades 4th, 8th, high school, college, and for community groups.

In-depth Curriculum that meets state & national standards


  • Free Speech Movement
  • Fair Housing - Fair Employment
  • Water & Growth
  • Master Plan for Higher Education
  • Death Penalty
  • Civil Rights

DVD Package Includes:

Two Versions

  • 86-minute theatrical version
  • 56-minute educational version

3 educational short videos

  • Leadership Then & Now
  • Stories & Legacies
  • Debating the Death Penalty

Topics covered span California and the United States in the 2nd half of the 20th century, and focus on social studies, history, politics, civics and government, leadership and storytelling. The EDUCATIONAL DVD contains the award-winning 86-minute film, a 56-minute educational version of the film, and three dynamic short educational videos. The film and curriculum give students an important opportunity to examine the past and a role model in Governor Edmund 'Pat' Brown, whose bi-partisan can-do optimism can re-energize the next generation to build a better future.

If you would like more information or to get involved, please contact us. Your donations are tax-deductible, through the Water Education Foundation, our fiscal sponsor. My California Now is a nonpartisan, not for profit project.

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