As Good As Gold
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Students find examples of the Golden Ratio on the human body through measurement. Additionally, students learn about the use of the Golden Ratio and the Golden Rectangle in art and architecture. A very interesting lesson plan for the students!
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Gold Rush Boomtowns
The California Gold Rush sparked many people to try for their fortunes and led to the formation of some well-known California cities. Have your class read about the changes that happened and then respond to the five included questions.
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Legacies of El Dorado
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...
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Banking 17: What happened to the gold?
Learn the value of a dollar in this video, which explains the natural transition from the gold standard. Asking viewers if they would trust gold or the U.S. Government, Sal explains how the concept of wealth has shifted and adapted...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
The Fed Explains: Good versus Bad Standards
People use the gold standard to describe the highest quality possible, but in reality, measuring wealth by the gold standard isn't very effective. Discover the ways the Federal Reserve ensures that prices remain stable with a video that...
4 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 2/7
Part two of this seven-part series examines the structure, economy, and legacy left by the great Gupta Empire. Wonderful documentary film footage, images of India's architecture, and primary source documents make this a very good resource.
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History