Friday, May 4, 2012

1849 California Gold Rush Thematic Unit

I created 5 downloadable worksheets and a sample flier for our"trip". Have I ever mentioned how much I love the free educational materials on the internet?


Day 1
Math

Language Arts
·         Receive flier and journal.
·         Decide how you will travel to California and explain why.
*Do LA first today*
  

Science
Day 2
Math
·           Worksheet

LA
·         Journal entry editing
  

History/
Social Studies
·         James Marshall discovery and spread of news. Discuss why Sutter did not want the news to spread. Discuss Sam Brannan’s business sense.
Day 3
Math
·        Worksheet

LA
·         The 6 Cs of Primary Source Analysis
  

Science
·         Hydraulic mining and the effects Link broken
 
Day 4
Math
·         Travel times, then and now. Calculate time from San Francisco to Coloma by foot and horse vs train and car now.
  

LA
·         Writing prompt "What job would you choose if you lived here in 1849"
  

History
·         Use Hangtown (Placerville) to discuss the lack of government law enforcement.
·          Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of vigilantism. Use Batman and Anonymous as examples. 
  
Day 5
Art
·         Sun bonnets
  

Movie
·         PBS The Gold Rush
  
Day 6
Math
·         Ciphering Lesson Link broken
  

LA
·         Prefix Game Link broken
  

History
·         Timeline puzzle. Print the timeline (Resources link at the top, then timeline) and cut into strips.

Day 7
Math
·       Worksheet

LA
·         Strike it Rich game
   

Science
·         All about Au worksheet
   
Day 8
Math

LA
·         Homonym worksheet
·         Gold Rush Cross Word
  

History
·         Anti-Chinese history
  
Day 9
Math
·           Worksheet

LA
·         Name your own Boomtown. Create a flier to entice prospectors to visit your town. HINT: Services such as hotels, laundry, and dining!
  

Science
·         Density experiment
  
Day 10
Trip
·         Camping in Coloma
  

Additional information link    http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ca-goldrush.html

2 comments:

  1. I have been searching for Gold Rush activities for several weeks. I am very happy to come across this page. I love it that it has cross curricular activities. I've bought units on line, but I think I'll use yours. And thank you that it's free.

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