Gold Rush Trading Post - teach about miners, gold rush, pan for "gold" and let them spend their gold at the trading post

Fun little activity to do with the kids Gold Rush Trading Post - teach about miners, gold rush, pan for "gold" and let them spend their gold at the trading post

Sutters Mill - Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah. This event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the West during the ensuing decades.

Barkerville, Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia, Canada

Worksheets: Packing for the Gold Rush

Packing for the Gold Rush

Super-engaging PowerPoint presentation on the California Gold Rush! Lots of great visuals and focused-text to keep your students engaged in your lesson!

California Gold Rush PowerPoint Presentation

Gold Rush of California Lesson This fantastic, visually-engaging lesson resource includes 16 slides that cover everything your students need to know about the California Gold Rush!

great kids books about the gold rush

RESOURCE THE GOLD RUSH BOOKS - some books that can be used as part of class lesson plans on the gold rush to explain to the children what happened during the gold rush years.

Here's a list of the types of items needed by folks headed to the Klondike gold fields

Here's a list of the types of items needed by folks headed to the Klondike gold fields. This would be a fun activity where students choose their items and re-enact the journey to the Klondike.

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