History of the Gold Rush for Kids

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.

Gold Rush Theme Day - The Ultimate Camp Resource - Could this be adapted for a Friday activity or a week-long activity???

Ultimate Camp Resource is a free Resource for Camp Games, Camp Songs, Camp Skits and more. Ultimate Camp Resource is a website by camp people, for camp people. This webpage features Gold Rush Theme Day

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

For the Love of Fourth Grade: Gold Rush Art

This is one of my culminating activities for our gold rush unit. After we learned about the three routes to California, the tools miners us.

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!

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

Gold Rush Activities and Projects are fun and engaging with this California Gold Rush Interactive Notebook Unit! 4th grade students through middle school students love learning about this part of the Westward Expansion! Gold Rush bulletin board, timeline lesson, and writing activities help make this unit complete!

Gold Rush Interactive Notebook and Mini Unit - California Gold Rush

Gold Rush Activities and Projects are fun and engaging with this California Gold Rush Interactive Notebook Unit! grade students through middle school students love learning about this part of the Westward Expansion!

This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Westward Expansion and Pioneers. Pan for "gold," bake Gold Rush Sourdough Biscuits, race to deliver mail on the Pony Express, build the Transcontinental Railroad out of craft sticks, and more! My lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool co-op. We meet each week for 2 1/2 hours and have 27 children between the ages of 1-13. Use these fun lessons with…

California Gold Rush, Pony Express, & Transcontinental Railroad Lesson

Activity: Make gold rush biscuits (part that's applicable to this time frame), build the Transcontinental Railroad out of craft sticks (covered in a later unit on cowboys), and more! My lessons are geared toward grade level children.

Game to go with pioneer unit or gold rush theme.

The Gold Rush Worksheet

California Gold Mine Maps | ca-historic-gold-rush-map

California Resources, Hazards and Water

This is a California Gold Rush History Timeline. This could be used as a handout to give the students for them to study at home.

Teach your students about the California Gold Rush with engaging activities, graphic organizers, primary sources, and more!

California Gold Rush

Teach your students about the California Gold Rush with engaging activities, graphic organizers, primary sources, and more!

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