Sutters Mill - Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah. This event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the West during the ensuing decades.

Barkerville, Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia, Canada

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom?  Try historical journals!  A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Classroom DIY: Pioneer Journals

Colonial Journals for StoryPath/Colonial Boston! // Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Panning for GOLD! spray paint rocks gold poke holes in a pie plate fill a kiddie pool with dirty water and "gold" and let kids pan for gold.

restlessrisa: Cowboy Birthday Party Perparation {Part 2 - Panning for GOLD!} Great for discussion on California Gold Rush. Let them pan for gold in the sandbox.

This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Westward Expansion and Pioneers. Pan for "gold," bake Gold Rush Sourdough Biscuits, race to deliver mail on the Pony Express, build the Transcontinental Railroad out of craft sticks, and more! My lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool co-op. We meet each week for 2 1/2 hours and have 27 children between the ages of 1-13. Use these fun lessons with…

California Gold Rush, Pony Express, & Transcontinental Railroad Lesson

Activity: Make gold rush biscuits (part that's applicable to this time frame), build the Transcontinental Railroad out of craft sticks (covered in a later unit on cowboys), and more! My lessons are geared toward grade level children.

Super-engaging PowerPoint presentation on the California Gold Rush! Lots of great visuals and focused-text to keep your students engaged in your lesson!

California Gold Rush PowerPoint Presentation

Gold Rush of California Lesson This fantastic, visually-engaging lesson resource includes 16 slides that cover everything your students need to know about the California Gold Rush!

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia lasting from 1851 through the late Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded as a result of the influx of prospectors hoping to strike it rich.

This is a Sign for "The Gold Rush in California"  The Gold Rush is an important milestone to our American History.

The cariboo gold rush began in the and lasted until the early The gold rush took place in BC& interior. There was a massive shortage …

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