Examine the California Gold Rush using this digital interactive activity!
The file link is provided and will ask you to make a copy of it into your google drive!
Students are asked to explore websites, listen to audio, examine photos, etc. about various aspects of the gold rush such as mining tools, diseases of the time, routes to CA, and MUCH MORE
Skills covered: analyze, compare, infer, critical thinking, listening, explore and MORE
Students are also asked to create things using google draw, google slides, storyboardthat.com, pin locations on google my maps and more!
Sample questions/activities included:
Do you feel the effects of the Gold Rush were mainly positive or negative? Explain.
Listen to the song, “Oh, Susanna” and then answer these questions.
What is the mood of the song? Provide a specific lyric that supports your thinking.
Find a simile in the song- Type it hear and explain what it means.
Compare and contrast the 3 main routes people used to travel to the diggings!
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