This is the first lesson in a series of 5. It can be used alone, or in conjunction with the others as a unit. You will use picture cards and the included narration to tell the story of how gold was first discovered at Sutter's Mill. The picture cards are a great visual to leave on a bulletin board so kids can retell the story based on the visual cues. If you choose, there are directions included for the students to then show their understanding of the story by performing a simple skit. This is meant as an introduction to the California Gold Rush.