The Cost Of Finding Gold
Students research the Gold Rush that began in California. Students correlate purchasing goods and the prices being asked for them. Students read and analyze the story "Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails" by Verla Kay.
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Land Purchases in U.S. History
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
Students explore the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush. Students identify images that reflect the Gold...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Westward Expansion Vocabulary
Here is a nice set of worksheets that your kids can use while studying the fascinating period of Westward Expansion in the United States. Types of worksheets include a vocabulary quiz, acrostic poem handout, reading comprehension, word...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I Have Found a Gold Mine!"
Students view and discuss historical documents regarding Native Americans and Californians prior to the gold rush in the 1940's. They complete a variety of activities designed to show what they have learned from these sources and class...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History