Students will answer the question Which jobs were more successful than others during the California Gold Rush? by
- analyzing objects from the Autry Museum
- making hypotheses
- interacting with presenters through the chat box and polls
- documenting what they learned in guided student response sheets provided by the Autry Museum
Start Date: January 23, 2023
End Date: May 22, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1:00 pm.. - 2:00 p.m.
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Based on the California Gold Rush program offered at the Autry Museum and in schools, the California Gold Rush webinar will introduce students to the Autry Museum, the American West, the California Gold Rush, and some of the different jobs that people had during the California Gold Rush. Students will be given the opportunity to answer questions through the chat box and polls before learning more from Autry Museum staff members. Students will also be given time to think about and to write their responses to questions asked throughout the webinar. This program is intended for students in upper elementary grade levels.
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