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This lesson plan allows students to use creativity and take role of a person writing a journal during the California Gold Rush. The lesson plan includes an easy-to-use five paragraph guide for students. The journal is in Word, so it is editable for the teacher. A grading rubric is included for the teacher and websites links are included on the California Gold Rush to help students.
The five paragraphs cover the following topics:
Journey to California
Dangers within the California Gold Rush
Explaining what San Francisco is like during the Gold Rush
Reflecting on the Gold Rush and Plans for the Future
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