Gold Mountain

Background

Employment

Sharing

Map Work

Song

Teacher Notes

Part 2

Employment for Chinese Immigrants

Chinese people held many jobs in California and other parts of the West. In this project, just a few of the jobs will be studied. Look at your "certificate of residence". Find the job you hold. Join the group that has the same job as you do. Work on the Internet with a partner who shares your job.

Find your job listed below. Research the URL websites on the net.

Your teacher will give you a copy of the job profile. Fill in the job profile. You may not be able to find all the information for each job. (Follow this link for a copy of the Job Profile)

Farmer / Laborer

http://www.apa.si.edu/ongoldmountain/gallery2/gallery2.html

http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/5views/5views3b.htm

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/fever01.html

Miner

http://www.malakoff.com/tcgctmc.htm

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/fever01.html

Railroad builder

http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/chamer/railroad.html

http://www.cprr.com/Museum/Chinese.html

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/fever01.html

Service Provider

This is a person who provides services for others. Laundry workers, restaurant workers, and merchants are service providers.

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/fever01.html

Fisherman

http://www.mchsmuseum.com/chinesefishing.html