This hyperlinked PDF is designed to be used on a computer or tablet (perfect for distance learning or schools with iPads or Chromebooks!) while reading By the Great Horn Spoon. This is a wonderful book for studying the California Gold Rush. Included in this PDF are questions and activities designed to aid and deepen comprehension and spark critical thinking, all in line with Common Core. More than 20 links to websites are embedded, so your students are just click away from activities, additional research, videos, artwork, biographies, and more. The "extras" included are ideal for early finishers. This provides the perfect platform for doing an in-depth, cross-curricular novel study incorporating social studies, language arts, and science making it great for homeschoolers!