California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest

California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
California Gold Rush: Traveling By Sea Webqest
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Students will learn about traveling by ship to California during the Gold Rush. This webquest uses a great website created by the Smithsonian. The website allows students to explore the ships, different routes to California, life of miners, and general history of the California Gold Rush. Check out the website at:
Click here to view the website.

I would like to thank Dandy Doodles for their wonderful clip art!

An answer sheet is included for the teacher. The webquest takes most students 20 to 40 minutes to answer the 34 questions. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students. I highly suggest this webquest for students in grades 6-12.

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