What’s It All Have to Do with Me? Using Local History to Connect Students to National Events

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Students examine methods of accounting for historical events. In this local history lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to explore the ties between Essex County in Massachusetts and the California Gold Rush of the 1840's. Students discuss the sources they encounter as they explore their local history.

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