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Get your students pumped to learn about the California Gold Rush with this packet! Students will imagine themselves as the reporter every step of the way, from departure in New York City to taking field notes in the mining camps.
This project blends science, social studies, and ELA standards! 4 activities lead up to writing the front page of the newspaper, including choosing a route to San Francisco, picking supplies for the journey, solving a minerals mystery, and comprehension questions about the mining camps.
Can be completed as a performance task in class or independently at home as a project.
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