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Showing Grade 4, Unit 3b, Gold Rush, Statehood, and the Westward Movement
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Donner Online

Description: The plight of the Donner Party remains one of the most poignant episodes in the history of westward expansion during the 19th Century. "Donner Online" is a type of Web-based activity in which you learn about a topic by collecting information, images, and insights from the Internet, and then you "paste" them into a multimedia Scrapbook (a HyperStudio stack or a Web page) to share your learning with others. Standards 4.3.2, 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Author: Tom March, Wired Learning

Lesson ID: 328

Gold Production

Description: Compare gold production and number of miners over time. Was mining really the way to make a fortune in the mid 19th century? What happened to the rest of the economy when so much gold was dumped into the sytem? Standard 4.3.3, 8.8.2 and 12.2.2, and 12.5.2 economics

Author: Oakland Museum

Lesson ID: 462

Gold Rush Players

Description: The Sesquicentennial of California is the talk of your town and your class wants to mark the event with a play about the Gold Rush. Here's your chance to portray the exciting events and well known characters from California's gold fields of the 1840's and 50's. Standard 4.4.2

Author: Tom Ferenz, San Francisco State University

Lesson ID: 463

Hydraulic Mining: An Online Lesson Gathering Information About Hydraulic Mining

Description: Hydraulic mining became the most efficient and most used mining method until 1884 when a court case brought by farmers and valley cities curtailed the practice. This lesson will give students the opportunity to explore reasons for supporting and opposing hydraulic mining. Students will participate in a simulated court hearing where a decision will be made whether to allow the continued use of hydraulic mining. Standard 4.4.2 and 8.12.1

Author: Learn, California State Library

Lesson ID: 547

Native Americans in the West

Description: Using your knowledge of the Native American people of the West reflect on how their perspective of the Gold Rush differed from the pioneers and miners flooding California. Standards 4.3.3 adn 5.8.0

Author: Oakland Museum Gold Rush Exhibit

Lesson ID: 744

Otherness of the Past: Exploring Past Leaders & Current Issues in California

Description: As residents of California, we can reflect on the ancestors and leaders who influenced the earliest days of our state's past. Who were some of these people? What were their struggles and triumphs? Some people have spoken of an "Otherness of the past." If we compare the past to related issues confronting Californians today, would we find the past to be something "other" than the present? Or is there a oneness linking the past and present? This is the question you will explore as you learn about the lives and contributions of Yee Fung Cheung, Biddy Mason, Dame Shirley, John Sutter, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, and Camillo Ynitia. Standards 4.2.3, 4.2.8, 4.3.0, 4.3.1, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.4.3

Author: Tom March, Knowledge Network

Lesson ID: 1058

Patty Reed's Doll

Description: This CyberGuide from the SCORE Language Arts project is a set of interdisciplinary web-based actvities to support the study of children's story "Patty Reed's Doll" by Rachael Laurgaard. Students reflect on the life and hardships faced by pioneers moving westward, especially about the struggles of the Donner Party. Standards 4.3.2 and 5.8.4

Author: Barbara Garrison, SCORE Language Arts

Lesson ID: 804

San Francisco Explodes

Description: Explore the rapid changes in San Francisco as thousands of people rushed in to find their way to the gold fields. Standards 3.3.3, 4.3.3, and 4.4.2

Author: Oakland Museum

Lesson ID: 926

San Francisco, Ahoy!

Description: Using primary sources and paintings, step back in time to relive what it was like to disembark from the ship into San Francisco harbor on your way to the gold fields. Standards 4.3.2, 4.4.2, and 4.4.3

Author: Oakland Museum Gold Rush Exhibit

Lesson ID: 927

Ship of Gold

Description: In September of 1857 the steam ship SS CENTRAL AMERICA, filled with 578 passengers and crewmembers and 21 tons of gold from the California gold fields sank in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Over one hundred years later, engineer Tommy Thompson began trying to solve the problem of finding and retrieving the lost treasure of the SS CENTRAL AMERICA. This lesson looks at events that were taking place in our country during this time period, and explores the innovative and individualistic traits that often define the American spirit. Standards 4.4.2 and 8.8.2

Author: Maureen Carroll and Laurel Blaine, Baybreeze Educational Resources

Lesson ID: 943

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