This series of PowerPoint slides invites students to follow along create 8 comic boxes detailing events in the California Gold Rush. Enjoy!
Topics and activities include:
The Mexican-American War (giving California to the United States), James Marshall and Coloma, CA, Forty-niners, Oregon Trail, California Trail, Donner Party. Placer mining (panning, sluices, rockers, etc.), Hydraulic mining, Hard-rock mining, Steamships from the east-coast to Panama to the West-coast, Boomtowns, Angel Island, Chinese Immigration, Chinese Exclusion Act (1882), Transcontinental Railroad, Klondike Gold Rush, Effects on Native Americans, and the Gold Rush legacy in California.
* SWAT review game
* forty-niner stick figure assignment (blank and completed)