California Gold Rush and 49ers

California Gold Rush and 49ers
California Gold Rush and 49ers
California Gold Rush and 49ers
California Gold Rush and 49ers
California Gold Rush and 49ers
California Gold Rush and 49ers
California Gold Rush and 49ers
California Gold Rush and 49ers
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Manifest Destiny

California Gold Rush and 49ers
Aim: Why did people move to California?

Included in this resource:
• Cover Page
• Student centered Do Now question
• The California Gold Rush document analysis activity
• Documents include:
- Before the Rush
- Life in the Mining Camps
- Miners from Around the World
- Conflicts Among Miners
- Impact of the Gold Rush
• Scaffolding Questions for each document for student responses
• Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question
• Answer Key for Teachers

Students will read and analyze the documents pertaining to the California gold rush including details on forty-niners, life in mining camps, life for miners from other cultures, and the impact of the gold rush on different nationalities and the United States. They will complete the scaffolding questions and graphic web organizer based on the lesson and their knowledge of Social Studies.

Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, analyzing documents and making conclusions, creating arguments with evidence

Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for scaffolding questions}; students argue their opinions and make predictions using relevant examples and details from the lesson and their knowledge of social studies.

★ Note - You can use this lesson as a cooperative group activity. You can use the documents as a station activity, document pass, or jigsaw activity.

★ You can find all my Manifest Destiny Unit lessons and activities HERE.

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★★ Looking for the digital, 1:1 version of this resource? Find it here!
California Gold Rush Google Drive ASSL

Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes
United States Clip Art by Kerri Webb Kerri's Art Corner
KG Fonts

© 2012 A Social Studies Life
For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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