Use this scavenger hunt to help your students learn about the California Gold Rush. Included in this download are 16 information cards, a student worksheet, and an answer key for the teacher. Hide the cards in your classroom and let students search for them to discover the answers to the questions on the worksheet. Not only will they be learning about the Gold Rush, but they will be practicing their reading skills too.
I use these scavenger hunts as an activity for early finishers, but it can also be used for a fun lesson where students search for the cards or used in a more orderly fashion similar to the game Scoot. No matter which way you use it, students love scavenger hunts!
Combine this hunt with my Notable People from the Gold Rush Scavenger Hunt to give students a thorough understanding of this important event from American history.