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Everything you need to use Pam Munoz Ryan's award winning novel, "Riding Freedom" effectively in your classroom! A no-prep standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enrichm
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
The California Gold Rush R.A.F.T. Creative Writing Project is an excellent assignment to use to wrap up a lesson about this important moment in American history and California history. This R.A.F.T. is also a great idea if you wish to make a unit multidisciplinary: you can combine social studies a
TEN Westward Expansion & Manifest Destiny Lessons of Nonfiction Informational Text (No Additional Textbook Needed) with a balanced mix of engaging hands-on activities + TWENTY INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK ASSIGNMENTS to explore the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Gold Rush, famou
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/assign and go activ
These California Gold Rush writing prompts are an excellent way to incorporate writing into your social studies curriculum! The writing activities are best used to wrap up your unit of study on the California Gold Rush. These prompts can be used for classwork, homework, a culmination assessment to y
The second trimester in my classroom brings learning about the California Missions and the history of them in our great state. For a culmination activity, my students take the attached directions, choose a specific mission to research, and create a 10 page report. I also have my students choose a
**I WILL KNOW LONGER BE UPDATING THIS WEBQUEST*That said, the majority of the links on this website were created by me, so the page is still perfectly functional. However, in the future a few of the links may stop working.I have modified this lesson into an interactive Gold Rush Investigation avail
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 digital
Bundles save you money! This download contains everything you need to read, research, and write about the California Gold Rush. Here are the descriptions about the individual products: California Gold Rush Mining Journal (with and without clip art): I have my students create a mining journal as
GOLD MINER JOURNALCALIFORNIA GOLD RUSHNARRATIVE WRITINGCREATIVE WRITINGGOOGLE SLIDESEDITABLEThis DIGITAL, GOOGLE SLIDES historically accurate resource is a cross curricular activity that provides the following:HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS ALIGNED:-SHSS.4.3.2 - Compare how and why people traveled
This PPT focuses on the California Gold Rush during Westward Expansion. In these presentations, I have tried to create slides using multiple text features. I designed these to use with a Brochure Project that involved writing 5 articles - each one using a different text structure (Cause/Effect-Com
In "The California Gold Rush Revisited" students are required to take notes on the historical significance of this fascinating period in American history as it is presented in an easily accessible and authoritative website. The website’s “list format” makes it very approachable for most students. Th
This is a guided writing assignment for a U.S. History or Language Arts class that focuses on the Klondike Gold Rush. As students are learning about the Klondike Gold Rush, they are writing a story in which they participate in the madness of the rush. Following the prompts, they create a story about
Freebie!! This download will allow you to preview how to use a Word Splash in your classroom. This includes teacher instructions, student handout, and student sample. Use the word splash to: Pre-assess students’ background knowledge at the beginning of a unit of study. Build interest and curio
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After the Revolutionary War, the United States grew at an amazing rate. Many pioneers packed up their belongings and moved west. This unit on the Westward includes reading passages, organizers, character studies, vocabulary posters, timeline, map activities, a unit test, and more! Your students will
California fourth Graders have traditionally done a California State Report each year. The California Travel Journal is a similar project with a unique spin. Students learn about the state by planning an imaginary trip and creating a travel journal (a diary of sorts but including researched informat
Learn about Rocks and Minerals with science, writing, drawing, problem-solving, research with technology and a student choice final project.✂Join my Newsletter & get a FREE Art Tutorial for your Classroom (seriously!)☛CHECK OUT MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL! (and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE)Discover: Rocks a
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 home
These projects are for local regions, Native American tribes, explorers, missions, and gold rush units. Great for collaborative groups or individual projects. These projects do not include the research information. See all our California History resources for fun and engaging companion texts. Includ
Westward Expansion research project. This product has everything you need for your class to complete their Westward Expansion research projects (except the researched information). The Oregon Train, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Cherokee Trail of Tears, and California Gold Rush are the focus. There
Students will enjoy learning about the two major gold rushes of British Columbia through this resource. The Fraser River and Cariboo gold rushes are covered. Grade-appropriate articles with space for Close Reading strategies, interactive notebook templates and detailed lesson plans are included.
Book reports don't have to be that boring! These projects are a more creative way to find out how much of the book the student really understands. All of these look GREAT on your walls and bulletin boards! Includes: Board Game Book Report Newspaper Book Report Facebook Book Report Cereal Box Book
Permission granted for use with Google Classroom. Keep your students learning with this engaging, standards-based text and activities. Great for distance learning, school breaks or home schools. The sixth in our California Gold Rush Text Series is called Mining Tools and Techniques. Topics include:

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