Gold Rush: Golden Economics Video

Educational Video 

Students will learn about the global impact of California's gold rush. 


Standards 

CA HSS 4.3.3 
CA HSS 4.4.2  

CA HSS 5.8  

CA HSS 12.1  
CA HSS 12.2  


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   

Video

Gold Rush: Golden Economics Video


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