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63 resources with the keyterm gold rush

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Gold Rush California and its Diverse Population

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students compare contemporary cultural differences with historical differences based on population percentage. In this cross-curriculum Gold Rush/math lesson, students analyze aspects of California's Gold Rush population and diversity...
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Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900

For Teachers 6th - 8th
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The...
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California's Golden History: 1848-1880

For Teachers 11th
Using a variety of online resources, learners study life and society in California during the gold rush. They use a map to identify area where gold was located, explore pre-selected websites, describe mining practices, and create an...
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Gold Ore and Smelters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies instructional activity. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, students complete the...
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The Call of the Wild: Culture and History

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild is set during the Yukon Gold Rush and describes the harsh environment of the Klondike. Ask your class to describe the Klondike and consider the motivation needed to take a journey like the one so...
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Cumulative Review: Chapters 11-15

For Students 7th - 8th
If you've just covered a lot of territory in your social studies class and need a great cumulative review, look no further. Here is a hand out that includes 71 questions on 10 pages all related to slavery, the Civil War, Westward...
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The Klondike Gold Rush

For Students 5th - 6th
In this gold rush math learning exercise, students first read a one page text about the history of the Klondike gold rush then answer 10 math word problems using the information in the text. This is related to the book The Call of the Wild.
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Baltimoreans in the California Gold Rush

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the reasons for migration to California during the Gold Rush.  In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders read letters about the opportunities and obstacles people faced.  Students create a map...
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"Go West, Young Man!"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine reasons why people migrated west. They describe how the geography of the U.S. changed in the 19 th century and design a PowerPoint presentation to convey factors for westward expansion.
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Panning for Gold

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pupils study the history of the American Gold Rush and its effects on prospector's lives, indigenous peoples, western expansion, and the U.S. and Candian economy. They image life as a hopeful prospector during the Gold Rush. Students...
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Mystery State #26

For Students 4th - 6th
In this mystery state worksheet, students answer five clues to identify the state in question. They then locate that state on a map.
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ELD Lesson Plan: Gold Rush

For Teachers 4th
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history lesson, which provides both instruction and a number of activities. Teachers first engage the class in a "call and response" activity about people who came to California during the Gold Rush, and...
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Jeopardy: Westward Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Let's play Jeopardy! Review key information about the Westward Expansion. The class will play to review 25 items such as, The Gold Rush, Plains Indians, and The Battle of Little Big Horn. Tip: Invite a neighbouring class to join in for...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? American History

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What if your class could earn 1 Million dollars, just because they knew their American History? They can when they play this Millionaire style review game. They'll answer questions, phone their friends, and work their way through 15...
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Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Complete with maps, photographs, and historical documents, this presentation would be a great resource throughout a unit about mid-19th century America. Manifest Destiny, Texas Independence, the Oregon Trail, and the Mexican War are all...
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Eureka! You've Struck

For Teachers 4th
While incomplete, this instructional activity could provide ideas for a instructional activity on the California gold rush. Learners look at a chart to analyze population growth in San Francisco after the discovery of gold, analyze...
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California Gold Rush

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the California Gold Rush. In this Gold Rush lesson, 4th graders investigate the reasons behind the settlement rush to California. Students research various wagon trails settlers traveled, daily life during the Gold...
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Heading West

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study the concept of the westward expansion. In this exploration of the western U.S. lesson, students participate in different activities that explain economic hardships, jobs, and land opportunities. Students describe...
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Women Strike It Rich

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Gold Rush activity, students read a text about how women in the California Gold Rush could earn lots of money by cooking and running boarding houses. Students answer 3 essay questions about the text.
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Gold Found in California

For Students 4th - 5th
In this historical reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a factual account of the Gold Rush. Students answer 14 questions about the passage.
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Yukon Gold Rush

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the background information for the book, Call of the Wild. They use electronic and video resources to establish the background. Students discuss the poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee" and the Yukon Gold Rush.
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Census and Gold Rush Town

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students analyze data and form a mental picture of the make up of a gold rush town. They explain social life in a gold rush town. They use online sources to see paintings of camp life and read accounts of miners' lives.
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Developing Academic Literacy Through Non-Fiction Reading: Cause and Effect

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover strategies to see the real meaning of a non-fiction piece. In this social studies/reading lesson students complete an outline as they read a text. Students transfer this information into a cause and effect chart...
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Eureka!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by writing diary entries. In this California gold rush lesson, 4th graders discuss the importance of the gold rush as part of the "manifest destiny" movement. Students participate in a role play...