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Westward Expansion: Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Gold Rush, Oregon Trail
Students will love this unit on the Westward Expansion! This unit includes 12 reading passages, organizers, character studies on Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, and Thomas Jefferson, vocabulary posters, timeline, map activities, a unit test, and so much more! Your students will love learning about the
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Gold Rush Interactive Notebook and Mini Unit - California Gold Rush
Your students will enjoy learning about the California Gold Rush with this interactive packet. The fun, hands-on activities in this resource will surely help your students learn and understand the history of the Gold Rush! Click here and SAVE 20% by buying ALL 15 Social Studies Interactive Notebook
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The 1849 California Gold Rush:  A Student Exploration on the Gold Rush!
The 1849 California Gold Rush: A Student Exploration on the Gold Rush! This Gold Rush lesson is included as part of the Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny Unit, located here: Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny Unit! Buy the Bundle and save a Bundle! ------------- In this highly-engag
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Westward Expansion ESCAPE ROOMS BUNDLE -Oregon Trail, Gold Rush, Lewis&Clark
This Escape Room BUNDLE includes: 1) Lewis and Clark Escape Room 2) Oregon Trail Escape Room 3) California Gold Rush Escape Room The Westward Expansion Escape Rooms BUNDLE will take students on three separate secret missions around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting f
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Gold Rush Series #1-6 Bundle Early Days Gold Fever Sea Routes Overland Routes...
Google classroom text files for students just added! Problem: LeAnn and I (the teachers behind Thank A Teacher) love the California Gold Rush. That shouldn't be a problem except we have way too much information! Sometimes too much of a good thing leaves us feeling a little overwhelmed. LeAnn does he
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California Gold Rush
This packet will give you and your students everything they need to research and learn about the California Gold Rush. Use this packet with the Internet, your social studies textbook, or trade books - it can be used with any curriculum! This resource will help your students enhance their research
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Geometry Activity Project GOLD RUSH -Explore Lines, Shapes, Area, and Perimeter
Exploring Lines, Shapes, Area, and Perimeter Geometry GOLD RUSH GOLD FEVER! The date is January 24, 1848. The location is Sutter’s Mill, on the American River, Sacramento Valley. Early that morning, a California settler named James Marshall was building a sawmill along the American River, when so
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California Gold Rush Simulation - Gold Rush Day!
This is a California Gold Rush Simulation perfect for a day of Gold Rush fun! There are five activities set for twenty minutes. In all, the activities should take a little over an hour and a half. This activity pairs with with The California Gold Rush Investigation and is perfect as an end of un
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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! This is meant to be a print and go activity, wi
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California Gold Rush Extension Menu with Research-Based Activities
Let's Head West for the Gold Rush!!! A nine section extension menu for students to use when studying the Californi Gold Rush! A great way to get students to research, write creatively, and make a variety of presentations. There is a lot of differentiation here, students can choose on their own, w
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Gold Rush Unit (California, Here We Come!)
Thank you so much for your consideration of this 125-page supplemental resource pack. These gold rush activities are designed to improve the critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, research skills, and affective thinking of your students. This is a great resource for use in the regula
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California Gold Rush ESCAPE ROOM Activity - Westward Expansion
The California Gold Rush Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the mass immigration called the Gold Rush. The California Gold Rush Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes.
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California Gold Rush Activity Poster
California Gold Rush.... Poster Activity bling, bling :-) Let your students show what they've learned about their studies of The California Gold Rush by using this 8.5 x 11 poster. This poster will look great hanging outside your classroom, and parents will enjoy reading them when they are sent ho
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California Gold Rush Brochure *Persuasive Writing Project*
This is a project I do every year with my 4th graders to wrap up our Gold Rush unit. This is by far my favorite social studies topic, and I love having the students show what they learned in a fun and creative way. I also tied in persuasive writing with the project so that we could knock out two sta
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Manifest Destiny: Oregon Territory, Mexican-American War, California Gold Rush
Manifest Destiny: the Oregon Territory, the Mexican-American War, the California Gold Rush, and More This lesson teaches students about Manifest Destiny and its impact on America. The major themes of this lesson are the dispute over the Oregon Territory, the Mexican-American War, and the California
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Gold Rush Math Word Problems 4th Grade Scavenger Hunt (Add., Sub., Mult., Div.)
Students will have a great time solving 20 multistep word problems relating to the California Gold Rush! Play indoors or outside, just copy cards and answer sheet and you are set! Students can work individually or in partners. Concepts include addition and subtraction of large numbers, multiplicatio
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Gold Rush Dice Simulation
Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your students about the California Gold Rush? This one-day simulation is an easy way to allow students to "live" the life of a Pioneer during the gold rush. Product includes: Teacher Directions, Simulation Station Cards and Directions, Recording Sheet,
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California Gold Rush Internet Scavenger Hunt Activity
This internet scavenger hunt directs students to a website. Students will use the website about the California Gold Rush to answer questions provided on the worksheets. This is an awesome way to incorporate technology into your classroom! Includes: - 2 page internet scavenger hunt - answer key Thi
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California Gold Rush Power Point (powerpoint) WITH video clip - panning for gold
This 27 slide powerpoint tells about the history of the California Gold Rush of 1849. It discusses the 49ers, their journey, the first discovery of gold, entrepreneurs during that time like Levi Strauss, their struggle to find gold and eventually the end of the rush. *Powerpoint is NOT editable due
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California Gold Rush PowerPoint and Note Set
This PowerPoint and notes set gives students and teachers everything they need to know about the California Gold Rush, including supplies, boomtowns, forty-niners, and how California became a state. Includes: - 8 slide PowerPoint - 3 pages of notes - answer key This internet scavenger hunt covers
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Westward Expansion, the Land Rush, and The Gold Rush-A Collection of Webquests
This collection of three webquests provides a comprehensive look at the expansion of the United States into the wild west. The first Webquest covers Westward Expansion. The second WebQuest covers the Homestead Act and the land rush. The third WebQuest covers The California Golf Rush. From sooners
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California Gold Rush Mining Journal
I have my students create a mining journal as a culminating project after we finish learning about the California 49ers coming with the dream to find gold. I have them become a 49er and pretend to travel across the country, imagining the life the miners led. This journal is a narrative that shows
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BUNDLE - CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
This bundled product includes 8 Reading Passages, 8 pages of Comprehension Questions, Teacher's Keys, Classroom Enrichment Activities, 36 Unique Bingo Cards, 24 Word and Clue cards, and Graphic Organizers. Great for Substitute Teachers! This bundled product is great for your studies on Westward Exp
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The Gold Rush Interactive Notebook + George Custer & Sitting Bull Biographies
The Gold Rush uses Nonfiction Informational Text, FOUR Interactive Notebook Assignments, and a balanced mix of engaging higher and lower level activities to teach students about events leading up to the California Gold Rush, the Forty Niners, Gold Rush Towns and Mining Camps, Native American Conflic
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Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 1 Informational Nonfiction- Gold Rush
Editable Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions (RST 1)With 3 informational passages (“California Gold Rush,” “Finding Gold,” and “John Sutter”), this resource is perfect to use as an actual classroom assessment or as test prep. Product Details for RST 1 (Research Simulation Task Product No.
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Gold Rush BINGO Game
This BINGO game contains 8 different student cards, as well as a caller card. This is a great resource to use in your classroom simply for fun or to accompany a social studies unit on Westward Expansion, the Gold Rush, etc. It could also be used for science studies on rocks and minerals, character
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Discounted Game Board Bundle:Ca.Native Americans, Missions, Gold Rush, Trans. RR
Games Include: California Native Americans, Missions, Gold Rush, Transcontinental Railroad Kids love games! Our board games are perfect for centers or for s small groups. Each game reinforces unit concepts in a lively, fast-paced format. Rules are easy to learn. If your students have ever played S
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Westward Expansion: Gold Rush {Differentiated Close Reading Passages}
In this social studies resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage based on the the California Gold Rush of 1848, Forty-niners, pioneers "rushing west", and the general time period between 1848-1855. Save time by adding social studies content with your reading texts and meet each reader's needs
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Gold Rush Series #1:  The Early Days
Problem: LeAnn and I (the teachers behind Thank A Teacher) love the California Gold Rush. That shouldn't be a problem except we have way too much information! Sometimes too much of a good thing leaves us feeling a little overwhelmed. LeAnn does her Gold Rush unit near the end of the school year whic
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California Gold Rush Story Maps
The California Gold Rush story map is a great way for students to learn the story of the gold rush. Much of the lore of California was passed by word of mouth, and this activity gives students an opportunity to learn just a few of fabulous stories of the Golden State. Students produce a colorful s
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California Gold Rush Webquest: What did the California Gold Rush Really Cost?
California Gold Rush Webquest: What did the California Gold Rush Really Cost? (Consumer Price Index Activity) Students will gain knowledge about the California Gold Rush by completing an internet-based worksheet. This webquest uses a consumer price index website to help students understand the “rea
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Clip Art Gold Rush
You don’t have to go to California to get gold!! You can get gold right here with this cute Gold Rush clip art set! Get these images to decorate your lesson plans and work sheets. The download includes 19 adorable clip art images of the gold rush in color for personal and commercial use. These gr
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California Gold Rush: A Visit with a '49er(Reader's Theater Script)
Another Reader's Theater Script in my Ms. Bie Ografee series! Learn about the Gold Rush and the '49ers. Students will learn lots of information about the California Gold Rush with this play, A Visit with Murdoch McLeary, A Gold Prospector during the California Gold Rush. There are 9 audience ques
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Readers Theater: California Gold Rush
Wagons, Ho! is a Readers Theater script on the California Gold Rush. Perfect for grades 3 through 8, it can be used with a small group or with the entire classroom. It shows the journey the wagon trains took from Independence, Missouri to Sutter's Fort and then on to Angel's Camp in 1849 during the
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Gold Rush Series #5- Mining Tools and Techniques
Each product in this series can stand alone. Problem: We love the California Gold Rush. That shouldn't be a problem except we have way too much information! Sometimes too much of a good thing leaves us feeling a little overwhelmed. Usually the Gold Rush unit occurs near the end of the school year w
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California Gold Rush Board Game
Kids love games! Our board games are perfect for centers or for small groups. Each game reinforces unit concepts in a lively, fast-paced format. Rules are easy to learn. If your students have ever played Sorry! or Chutes & Ladders, they will be familiar with the layouts. What you get: a digi
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Paired Texts: Alaska & Calfornia Gold Rush (Create-A-Campsite Assessment)
This product is great when studying one or many gold rushes. Several standards from 3rd to 5th grade are covered. Included: -Teacher directions of how to use in the classroom -2 page Alaska Gold Rush reading passage -Alaska Gold Rush Supplies list -Alaska reading passage comprehension questions -2
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Gold Rush Jeopardy 6 Game Bundle
This set can be used as stand alone games or used with our companion Gold Rush Articles. Fun, easy and a great review! Games Include: Early Days Gold Fever Overland Route Sea Routes Mining Tools Minorities We love our followers! Bundle is discounted! Check out our other California History products
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The California Gold Rush Investigation - Common Core
Students travel through the California Gold Rush, investigate life as a 49er, and complete a final project merging historical facts and narrative writing. The pages include an introduction to the project, a common core aligned writing rubric, and the websites and passwords for websites needed to com
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The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
Students read a brief background on the California Gold Rush and a primary source on one man's experience prospecting for gold. They answer 15 questions, complete one creative task, and analyze 5 images (prompts provided). The answers are provided where appropriate and this would be great for a su
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Gold Rush! Highly visual, informational, interactive 45-slide PPT w guided notes
This download includes both the 45-slide PowerPoint AND the graphic organizer (in MS WORD and PDF format). Enjoy! The graphic organizer has been made to fit one paper (front and back) for easy printing and copying. This series of PowerPoint slides allow students to follow along and find definitio
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California Gold Rush and 49ers
Manifest Destiny California Gold Rush and 49ers Aim: Why did people move to California? Included in this resource: • Cover Page • Student centered Do Now question • The California Gold Rush document analysis activity • Documents include: - Before the Rush - Life in the Mining Camps - Miners from
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California Gold Rush PowerPoint Presentation
Gold Rush of California Lesson This fantastic, visually-engaging lesson resource includes 16 slides that cover everything your students need to know about the California Gold Rush! Each slide features a picture, map, or graphic to help your students focus. The notes are simple and easy to follow,
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Gold Rush I Have...Who Has?  Game
This game is a great way to learn about and review the events of the California Gold Rush. Topics included: John Sutter James Marshall Sam Brannan President Polk Levi Strauss mining techniques African Americans Chinese Mexicans Women and more! Follow us for more fun curriculum at: www.teacherspayte
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Gold Rush: Classroom Escape Room for Grades 2-5
Gold Rush is meant to be completed “Escape Room” style. Students are given 5 tasks to complete during the day. All tasks meet 3rd and 4th grade math standards and are meant to be completed in teams. In my classroom, we broke the students into 5 groups. Students are told that they need to complete al
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California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest Students will research the California Gold Rush by completing a great internet-based worksheet. The California Gold Rush Webquest uses a very student friendly website that covers the basics of events and facts about the gold rush. Please check out the website by clicki
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History GOLD RUSH Info Definitions Multiple Meaning Words Use Dictionary Entries
This minilesson about the California Gold Rush incorporates the multiple-meaning vocabulary words: rush, pan, nugget, record, strike, boom. After two pages of double spaced informational text, students use a list of dictionary entries for each of the six words. From them, students answer eight quest
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BUNDLE READING COMPREHENSION - CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
Contains: 7 one-page reading passages covering The California Gold Rush, Camps and Claims, Sutter's Mill, Mining Methods, Lasting Impact, and more. There are 7 pages of reading comprehension questions (one for each passage); and the teacher’s keys. Questions are true or false; multiple choice and
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Wild, Wild West Careers: Gold Miners and the California Gold Rush
This product contains 8 one-page reading passages covering the California Gold Rush Miners, the Camps and Claims, Life of a Miner, Methods of Mining, Merchants, Lasting Impact and more. This product is also perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading pass
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Gold Rush
There are nuggets of California history in this here workbook! The California Gold Rush sets the stage to practice reading and social studies skills. All Education.com workbooks are curated or edited by teachers, and align with Common Core standards
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Striking It Rich: The Story of the California Gold Rush:  Imagine It Grade 4
Supplement your Imagine It Grade 4 Unit 3 - Lesson 3 - Striking It Rich: The Story of the California Gold Rush Unit. This study guide includes spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, glossary, writing activities. Revised Bloom's Taxonomy extension activities are also included. There is something for e
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California Gold Rush Powerpoint
This powerpoint focuses on the California Gold Rush of 1849. It is the perfect teaching tool to convey to your students all aspects of this historical time period in our nation's history. Created by Beverly Brown, it contains 23 slides, is fully animated and illustrated, and contains many historic
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