This report template and additional worksheets, organizers, tools and forms is for your students to create, develop, write, edit, illustrate, present, and assess their California Gold Rush report. This template can be for their formal report or utilized as a study guide to develop their report for them to type or write on their own. This packet is designed for you to pick and choose the parts of the report that you’d like to use, or just use it all! There are many text dependent questions for your students to research and cite their evidence of where they found the information, a vocabulary section, and some essential questions where your students can apply the knowledge they have learned at a deeper, higher level. We encourage you to have your students use a wide variety of resources to gather the necessary information to complete this report. This packet contains the following:
• Template includes: Questions about the factual information about many aspects of the California Gold Rush
• Vocabulary words to be defined and illustrations created to accompany them (a blank template is also provided for you to add any additional vocabulary words that you would like to add to provided scaffolding for students who need it).
• Essential Questions designed for application of knowledge and higher level thinking
• A page to have your students create an illustration as well as an artistic collage of the California Gold Rush era.
• A page to help your students find information for their report.
• Resource page and Bibliography Template- I use the Resource Page template because my students are not ready to learn the rules of a true bibliography, but if you teach bibliography skills I have included a template for you.
• Note Taking page for students to take notes and a note taking page in bullet format. Copy as needed.
• Rubrics- Performance Task for the Written Report
• Editing and Revising Checklist.
• Teacher Notes and Ideas.
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