The Gold Rush Activities | California History | DIGITAL and PRINTABLE

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Shelly Rees
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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My students love learning about the California gold rush. This resource was simple for my students to use as they were learning about the gold rush.
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Your students will enjoy learning about the California Gold Rush with this interactive packet. The fun, hands-on activities in this resource will surely help your students learn and understand the history of the Gold Rush!

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This resource includes both a printable version AND a digital version. The digital version is on Google Slides and is perfect for distance learning, independent work, centers, and more!

This high-interest, engaging packet has 6 components:

  • Interactive Notebook Foldables: Printable layered book with tabs and pages for definition, dates, key people, locations, and effects of the Gold Rush.
  • Map it Out Foldable: Students identify location of Sutter's Mill, San Francisco, and California on a foldable map, which is great for use in interactive notebooks.
  • Timeline Activity: Students will enjoy creating this Gold Rush timeline to gain a better understanding of the early explorers.
  • Information Guide: Students will use this information guide and interesting fact sheet to help complete the interactive notebooks and learn about the Gold Rush.
  • Newspaper Writing Activity: Students write a page of a newspaper with informational articles during the 1840s.
  • Bulletin Board: Use the students' newspaper pages to create this attractive bulletin board. Includes bulletin board header, Gold Rush illustrated accents, and photo directions. You can also add the students' timelines to the board!

The packet also includes a teacher-direction sheet with photo examples of the projects in use in the classroom. It is very clear and easy-to-use; basically just print and go! My students loved these activities; I think yours will, too!

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Shelly Rees

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