Middle schoolers compare information on "California Gold Production". They participate in class discussion. They write a summary regarding gold production in California over time.
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The Free Silver Movement and Inflation
Why are US dollars no longer backed by gold and silver? What is our medium of exchange, and what would it be like to live in a barter economy? Learners consider these questions, as well as learn about the major historical events in the...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review 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 Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
Learners 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. Learners identify images that reflect the...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Africa: Economics And Change
Middle schoolers examine the gold-mining industry in Africa. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "Africa: Economics and Change," investigate the challenges of working in mines, research attributes and production of gold and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History