Students will learn about the global impact of California's gold rush.
CA HSS 5.8
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Break up students into groups, assign each group to play the role of either a miner, barber, baker, merchant, or launderer. Have each group research their role by answering questions like: who worked this job, how much money would they make, and did this job make a lot of money? When class reconvenes discuss with class who is paying for these goods and services?
Whole Class Distance Learning: Do the same with breakout rooms.
Tech Fun: Students use Flipgrid to create a short skit explaining a job people had during the Gold Rush. Use this assignment as a role-playing game where students explain what their job is and what they offer.
Links to Associated Resources
- Webinar: California Gold Rush Jobs
- Lesson: Art and Activism – Gold Rush
- Lesson: Gold Rush Art Analysis
- Lesson: Gold Rush Jobs
- Educational Video: Prospector Predicament
- Educational Video: Seven Cities of Gold
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