The Gold Rush uses Nonfiction Informational Text, FOUR Interactive Notebook Assignments, and a balanced mix of engaging higher and lower level activities to teach students about events leading up to the California Gold Rush, the Forty Niners, Gold Rush Towns and Mining Camps, Native American Conflicts, and the creation of Oregon Country:
• COMPLETE Lesson-we provide all of the Gold Rush CONTENT!
• Questions to assess Informational Text Comprehension
• George Custer and Sitting Bull Biographies
• Gold Rush Vocabulary Quiz
Students will then use the Gold Rush Content content to complete FOUR Interactive Notebook Assignments (all patterns and step-by-step instructions included!
• Vocabulary Foldables
• Accordion Foldable
• Compare and Contrast Chart and Venn Diagram Foldable
• George Custer and Sitting Bull Find the Fib Game with Two-Pocket Organizer
The Gold Rush, aligned with with the 3rd-5th grade Common Core READING, WRITING, and LANGUAGE Standards (see Preview for Standard Alignment), can be purchased separately, or save money by purchasing the entire WESTWARD EXPANSION INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK UNIT
We've included a context-appropriate Gold Rush Glossary, Grading Rubrics for the Interactive Notebook assignments, and Answer Pages.
Download the Gold Rush Preview to see the complete Lesson Plan, Common Core Alignment, samples from the lesson, and activities.
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