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California- Gold Fever
In 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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The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
Learners explore the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush. Learners identify images that reflect the Gold...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Getting There- Do You Want To Go To California?
Students examine the impact of the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history lesson, 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 to...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
History of Colorado-Migration to the West
Fourth graders identify reasons for people moving to the Colorado Territory and examine how moving in the 1800's is different than moving today. They also practice reading maps and gathering information from maps, as well as, describe...
4th Social Studies & History
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