Create journal entries from the point of view of a California Gold Rush miner
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Supplement your unit with this project!
From what you have learned about the Gold Rush, put yourself in the place of a miner. Create a miner’s log that documents your experience from leaving home to working in a mining camp. Reveal your thoughts and feelings and discuss your triumphs, struggles, and adventures.
Write 6-8 entries in your miner’s log that tell about your experiences as a Forty-niner.
*Date each entry!
Here are some questions that can help guide your entries:
a. Why did you decide to leave your home in the East to search for gold in California? Are you nervous or excited to leave? Why?
b. What was one of your most exciting experiences? What was one of your hardest experiences?
c. What are some of your thoughts and feelings you feel daily?