This Song and Lesson Packet includes
- An MP3 of the song California Goldrush
- A synopsis/lyric handout with bold key terms
- A vocabulary and definitions handout
- A differentiated 3 tiered worksheet designed for your lower, middle, and highest achieving students.
This song, The California Goldrush, is told through the eyes of an 8 year old boy whose father heads west to partcipate in the rush for gold, leaving him behind to be the man of the house with a mother and two younger brothers. The song emphasizes the vast reach of the boon and the slim chances of actually striking it rich
Key terms and vocabulary include The Missouri Compromise, The Kansas-Nebraska Act, and The Dred Scott Decision.
Key terms and vocabulary include colonize and California Goldrush, Sutters Mill and more.
This song can be sampled at HistoryTunes@iTunes
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