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.
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Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 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
Movement and Migration: the Gold Nugget that launched the Gold Rush
Students learn what it was like to be a gold miner. In this California gold rush activity, students watch a movie about the California gold rush and discuss what they learned. Students use the Internet to examine the gold nugget that...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History