Eureka! The California Gold Rush 

Museum Teacher Program

Eureka! The California Gold Rush 

Students will use replica objects to determine which jobs were more successful during the California gold rush. Students will also be introduced to individuals from diverse groups of people including African American, Chinese, LGBTQIA+, Mexican, and Native American communities. PLEASE NOTE: We no longer offer gold panning with this program. 

If you are registering several classes, please make a separate reservation for each class (of up to 35 students) per program.

Click here to sign-up for a museum teacher program: MUSEUM TEACHER PROGRAM SIGN-UP


Standards

CA HSS 4.3.3
CA HSS 4.4.2


Field Trip Resources

Pre-Lesson: Gold Rush Art Analysis

Post Lesson: Gold Rush Jobs

Video: Gold Rush Jobs Video Series 


Links to Associated Resources


Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

PHYLLIS H. BARBATO • MOLLY AND NEAL H. BROCKMEYER • FRANK H. COUNTNER AND SUSAN L. COUNTNER • DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • DAVID F. EISENBERG • GEORGINA-FREDRICK CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION • THE KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION • MAX H. GLUCK FOUNDATION • CHRISTY AND STEVE MCAVOY • ANN C. RONUS AND ROBERT E. RONUS • THE STEINMETZ FOUNDATION • VIRGINIA F. STEVENSON • UNION BANK • U.S. BANK