Dreams for Sale: The California Gold Rush
Students examine the many opportunities and complications that arose from the Gold Rush of the 1800's. Through research and role-playing, they examine economic, social, medical, and political issues that developed from this event.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 19 Downloads
Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900
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...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
Students explore the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson plan, 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
Here is a beautiful handout through which learners can explore the history of California, from the earliest Europeans to visit the Golden State up through its experiences during the Great Depression and position in the modern world.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 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
Gold Rush California and its Diverse Population
Students compare contemporary cultural differences with historical differences based on population percentage. In this cross-curriculum Gold Rush/math instructional activity, students analyze aspects of California's Gold Rush population...
5th - 12th Math