A Legacy of War -- The Gold Rush and the Foreign Miner's Tax
Students examine the results of the Mexican War from both countries. They analyze the impact of a war for the losing side. They also compare the politics of the time of the Mexican war with those of today.
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Women of the California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush was not just an opportunity for the male gold miners sifting for shiny nuggets. Small groups read accounts of the ways women took advantage of the influx of workers to run hotels, bake pies, and wading out into...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Call of the Wild: Culture and History
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beyond the Gold—The Alaska Gold Rushes
Inquiry, investigation, and research are the hallmarks of a instructional activity that asks class members to examine a variety of primary and secondary sources about the Alaskan gold rushes. Groups then present their findings in the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
World War Two Causes
If you're searching for a range of activities and worksheets on the subject of the onset of World War II, then this is the booklet for you. Featured topics include the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler's rise to power, the...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The New West: The Gold Rush
Take your class back to the New West and the times of the Gold Rush, with a great slide show. They'll find wonderful images and lots of easy-to-read informational text describing everything from boom towns to The Battle of Little Big...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War
John Green provides a fantastic summary of the presidency of George HW Bush, reviewing the president's background experience in the United Nations and the CIA, the presidential election of 1988, foreign policy implications after the end...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
California's Golden History: 1848-1880
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...
11th Social Studies & History