Gold, What a Rush! tells the story of California's Gold Rush through comedy and country music! All the major players are here -- Sutter, Marshall, the merchants, miners, Argonauts, Native Americans, and Overland Travelers.
Topics covered: how gold was discovered, how it is mined, the effects of the Gold Rush on all the above-mentioned people as well as on the state of California
All our products include a downloadable script and MP3 music files . Each play lasts about 30 minutes. The sound files include the songs with vocals, as well as "karaoke" versions without vocals, for the students to use for the performance. Both are licensed for unlimited duplication for your class. All our plays are for students anywhere from 2nd through 6th grade, classes ranging from 10 to 40 students, and teachers who may have no background in putting on a play!
The songs are not cheesy, but catchy, and not just some guy on a little Casio keyboard who's never actually been in a classroom before. Each play correlates with national/state standards in both a core content area, such as Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, or Science, as well as a Performing Arts area, such as Music or Theater.