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The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis

The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
The Gold Rush of 1849 Primary Source and Image Analysis
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Students read a brief background on the California Gold Rush and a primary source on one man's experience prospecting for gold. They answer 15 questions, complete one creative task, and analyze 5 images (prompts provided). The answers are provided where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!

Sample questions include:
--Define "vexation" and give an example of a type of "vexation" he may have encountered.
--Why might Shufelt have used the word "excitement in mentioning how the sailor fell in the water but couldn't swim?
--Does the "mishap on the way to Sacramento" add any value to this account? Why or why not? Why do you think Shufelt recorded those events?
--Summarize what life was like in the mining camp in 6 sentences or less.
--What is prospecting?
--Rewrite the phrase, "being green at mining" in your own words to demonstrate understanding.

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