Students look closely at two drawings of San Francisco from the Autry Museum, analyze the drawings, and make an educated guess about which historical event caused San Francisco to dramatically change over the course of one year by completing the Gold Rush Art Analysis activity.
Lesson and Resources
Student Response Sheet: Gold Rush Art Analysis Fillable Student Response Sheet; Spanish
Associated Education Resources
- Lesson: Gold Rush Jobs
- Lesson: Art and Activism: Gold Rush
- Webinar: Gold Rush Jobs
- Video: Gold Rush Jobs Video Series
- Video: Gold Rush: Prospector's Predicament
- Video: Gold Rush: Golden Economies
- Video: Gold Rush: Seven Cities of Gold
- Lesson: A Hidden History: The Chinese Community
- Lesson: Art Analysis
- Lesson: California Gold Rush: A Significant Service
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Model Part 1 image analysis as a whole class, pair-share Part 2 image analysis, groups for Part 3 comparison of images. Class share out.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Screen Share Image in Part 1 and ask questions OR Jamboard with image and ask students respond via virtual stickies. Use breakout rooms for Part 2 image analysis, share out as class. Discuss Part 3 image comparison.
Tech Fun: Use VoiceThread, Jamboard or Padlet for image analysis.
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