California Gold Rush Unit Study: books, movies, activities
Traditionally gold pans were shallow sheet-iron vessel with sloping sides and flat bottom. But modern gold pans are lighter, feature cheater riffles to help catch the gold, and are colored to help make it easier to spot pay dirt.
California Gold Rush Story Maps
California Gold Rush Story Maps: students will each take an event of the Gold Rush and create a picture for it. Then the class will work together to put them in chronological order.
Miners during the California Gold Rush.
California Gold Rush Brochure Project
This activity is a great way to wrap up your unit of study on the California Gold Rush. This project can be used for classwork, homework, a culmination assessment to your social studies unit, group assignment, or just for a fun social studies activity!
Gold Rush 1849
California Gold Rush Printables | gold rush
The discovery of gold, Sutter's Mill, where James Marshall, shown in foreground, discovered gold at Coloma, Calif., in 1848
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California Gold Rush miners searching for gold, 1852 [672 x 722]
California Gold Rush miners searching for gold, 1852