Legacies of El Dorado

This Legacies of El Dorado lesson plan also includes:

How did the emergence of the Gold Rush in California lead to the development of an urban society, largely connected to a wider world of trade? Young historians review and analyze eight primary source documents to discover the cultural and economic effects of the Gold Rush on the state.

18 Views 13 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • In order to appreciate the immense diversity that the Gold Rush brought to California, pupils should have some background knowledge of the general demographics of the state and the nation as a whole prior to beginning this lesson

  • All primary sources and guiding questions provided in the resource
  • Extensive teacher background information provided

  • There is no answer key included for the primary source questions
Common Core