This download includes both the 45-slide PowerPoint AND the graphic organizer (in MS WORD and PDF format). Enjoy!
The graphic organizer has been made to fit one paper (front and back) for easy printing and copying.
This series of PowerPoint slides allow students to follow along and find definitions and create visuals for 16 key terms. Topics and activities include:
A key terms list, a word sort, Mexican-American War background (giving California to the United States), James Marshall and Coloma, CA, forty-niners, the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, the 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, Gold Rush legacy in California, a SWAT review game, forty-niner stick figure assignment (blank and completed) and more!