Historical Perspectives -A Mini Study of The Gold Rush - Print + Digital + Easel

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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22 Print and 15 Digital
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Description

This mini California Gold Rush pack takes a look at the expansion and rush to head west for gold in the 1800s and early 1900s. This Historical Perspectives pack explores The Gold Rush, through a fiction and non-fiction text, as well as through primary source photos and documents for grades 3-6.

The pack includes a print-ready pack for students, which you can print as a packet or as individual pages which you can spread out over a few days.

THE PASSAGES NOW INCLUDE AUDIO TEXT FILES FOR STUDENTS!!

Included are the following:

  • Fictional passage about The Gold Rush
  • Non-Fiction passage about The Gold Rush.
  • Questions to go along with each of the passages
  • 5 Primary Sources showing photos from California and Alaska.
  • An S-T-A page for each primary source
    *What do you SEE?
    *What do you THINK?
    What questions would you ASK?

The print version includes the pages above, as well as the following:

  • A K-W-P organizer to help students discuss what they KNOW, what they WANT to know, and what their PARTNERS know/want to know.
  • There are also 18 DEEP DIVE questions for students to discuss after reading the passages about the topic. These questions can be used to deeply discuss the topic on a higher level. They can be used in multiple ways, but I suggest using them to have students ask a partner or small group. Each student can be assigned a question and then students can rotate around to have these deep conversations with one another.

This is also included in a DIGITAL format if you are teaching online. You will just click the link in the PDF download and it will give you immediate access to the Google Slides file with the same content.

I hope this pack helps you and your students explore this topic in an easy way.

Happy Teaching!

-Dan

Total Pages
22 Print and 15 Digital
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

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