Legacies of El Dorado
High schoolers explore the development of urban California as it was driven by the Gold Rush boom. They study historical documents and participate in a variety of hands-on activities designed to reinforce the concept of the lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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
"An Apron Full of Gold:" California Gold Rush
Students examine the impact California Gold Rush on families. In this California history instructional activity, students analyze images, letters, and documents from the era to determine how the families were changed by the Gold...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?
Walk your learners through the progression of the Crusades, discovering the political and religious motivations along the way, learning about such famous figures as Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, and considering the real historical...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
California's Golden History: 1848-1880
Using a variety of online resources, learners study life and society in California during the gold rush. They use a map to identify area where gold was located, explore pre-selected websites, describe mining practices, and create an...
11th Social Studies & History
Western Civilizations, Chapter 21: What is a Nation? Territories, States, and Citizens
An interactive timeline gives scholars a chronological look at western civilization, just one of many fantastic learning strategies included in this online resource. Although designed to accompany a text, the site stands on its own. This...
10th - Higher Ed 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 lesson, students analyze aspects of California's Gold Rush population and diversity...
5th - 12th Math