California- Gold Fever
For this Gold Rush worksheet, students read a one page article with pictures and maps pertaining to the Gold Rush in California in 1949. Students then answer 4 essay questions.
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Getting There- Do You Want To Go To California?
Students examine the impact of the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history activity, students use several included documents to examine the causes and effects of the Gold Rush. Students are broken up into groups and choose one topic...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
Students explore the California Gold Rush. For this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush. Students identify images that reflect the...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Road to California - A Journey to Freedom
Students complete a Web quest about Biddy Mason's journey Westward to California as a slave and her ultimate rise to one of the wealthiest and generous woman of the Westward Movement. They present an exhibit of their research.
K - 5th Social Studies & History