This is a zipped file containing an interactive PowerPoint and a PDF activity.
The PDF activity targets language skills including vocabulary, reading comprehension, WH questions, and picture description. Students learn about the gold rush and westward expansion, answering WH- questions about the history. Vocabulary is targeted through vocabulary cards, BINGO, and a digital, interactive gold mining activity. Students also expand their language by describing western scenes.
The interactive PowerPoint is in a Choose Your Own Adventure format to target problem solving and reasoning. The game board to go along with it is included in the PDF activity (single player and multiple player versions).