This project is designed to allow students to create a 10-page booklet showing the history of the California Gold Rush. Areas covered in the reading include:
1 - Early American settlers
2 - The Donner Party
3 - The discovery of gold
4 - The impact on San Francisco
5 - Types of mining
6 - Life in mining camps
7 - Environmental damage
8 - The impact on Native Americans
9 - The impact on California.
Included in the zip file are pdf and ppt version of:
1 - Instruction & Reading Sheets.
2 - Question Sheets.
3 - Regular & Modified Booklet Sheets.
4 - Poster Sheets.
5 - Picture Sheets.
6 - A Crossword.
7 - Maps.
8 - Example of Student Work.
9 - A PowerPoint Presentation
The number of pages in this product includes a large number of modified and alternate worksheets as well as possible enrichment resources.
This sheet is also included as part of a larger unit file covering the history of the United States during the period of Western Expansion.