History of the American West

Ninth graders research early mining in California. They study the "placer method" for mining gold, which is surface mining that does not involve tunneling. They examine what it was like for the early miners to pan for gold with simple tools in 1848 and 1849 in California.

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Grade
9th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning