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Ship of Gold
Students research the events that were taking place in the U.S. during the time period when the SS Central America sank, and explore the adventurous, innovative, and individualistic traits that often define the American spirit.
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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
"An Apron Full of Gold:" California Gold Rush
Students examine the impact California Gold Rush on families. In this California history lesson, students analyze images, letters, and documents from the era to determine how the families were changed by the Gold Rush. Several handouts...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 2: Trouble in Gold Flats
Learners, after researching and discussing the California Gold Rush, identify consequences of a lack of law and authority in the hypothetical California mining camp of Gold Flats. They are introduced to the Gold Flats Gazette, which...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Getting There- Do You Want To Go To California?
Students examine the impact of the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history lesson, students use several included documents to examine the causes and effects of the Gold Rush. Students are broken up into groups and choose one topic to...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative....
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History
How Much of Human History Is on the Bottom of the Ocean?
Shipwrecks and lost cities are just a few of the artifacts left behind by humans over the years. Take a look at a video that dives into the shallow and deep depths of the ocean to explore pieces of human history.
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History