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Showing Grade 4, Unit 3b, Gold Rush, Statehood, and the Westward Movement
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Oregon Trail

http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is another way to visit the experience of Westward expansion. A terrific retelling of the story of the Oregon Trail based on the PBS video. This site has many links to forts, old pictures, and the trail. Standard 4.3.3, 5.8.4, and 8.8.0

Comments: Teaching lessons included.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2377

Oregon Trail - The Trail West

http://www.americanwest.com/trails/pages/oretrail.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by the National Park Service describes the Oregon Trail, the guidebooks used by the pioneers and how they loaded their wagons. Standard 4.3.2 , 4.4.3. 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2374

Welcome to the West: Speck of the Future

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/three/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a terrific collection of links from the PBS series "The West". Topics include gold fever, the diggings, the right of conquest, differs and a day forty-nine. There are pictures, and primary sources such as letters from and to people in the Gold Rush. There are also maps and biographies of the people in the Gold Rush. Standards 4.3.3 and 4.4.2

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3440

All about the Gold Rush

http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/allabout.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Gold Rush redefined the American Dream . An accidental discovery near the American River forever changed a young nation. The simple life would no longer be enough. In its place would come a new kind of lifestyle: entrepreneurial, wide-open, free. The new American dream became to get rich; to make a fortune--quickly. Standard 4.4.2

Comments: This site was developed by Idaho State Univeristy

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 153

California Constitutional Convention History

http://www.monterey.org/150years/conhis.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On September 1, 1849, forty-eight elected representatives of ten California districts met in Monterey to draft a constitution for a new state, in hopes that it would be admitted into the United States. This Constitutional Convention met to determine the future of the land called by the Spanish and the Mexicans, "Alta California". Thirty-six of the men were born in the United States; six were native-born Californios, and the remaining came from Spain, Ireland, Scotland, France, and Switzerland. Because not all the delegates spoke English, the proceedings were translated into Spanish. Standards 4.3.5 and 4.5.2

Comments: This webpage, written for the Monterey Sesquicentennial, links to the location of the constitutional convention, copies of the first Constitution and Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 503

Capitol on Wheels

http://www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov/virtualtours/capitol/html/links/link48.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The first Constitutional Convention was held in 1849 at Colton Hall in Monterey. During the convention, delegates discussed the need for a suitable location for the seat of California's government. Anticipating prestige and profit, communities from all over the state made attractive offers that included free land and buildings. The journey of California's Capitol to its final location in Sacramento took five years including: September 9, 1849 - October 13, 1849 Monterey; December 15, 1849 - May 1, 1851 Pueblo de San Jose; January 5, 1852 - January 12, 1852 Vallejo; January 16, 1852 - November 2, 1852 Sacramento; January 3, 1853 - February 4, 1853 Vallejo; February 11, 1853 - February 25, 1854 Benicia; and February 28, 1854 - present daySacramento. Standard 4.3.5

Comments: This is a brief but interesting discussion by the California Capitol Museum.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 590

Columbia State Historic Park

http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=1156

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Columbia is both a State Park and a living town. This unique blend of government and private enterprise creates an interesting and educational experience for both visitors and residents. Take a tour of this living museum which recreates life in a gold rush town of the 1860-1870's. Standards 4,3,3, 4.4.2, 5.8.6, and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 759

Death Valley

http://www.AmericanWest.com/deathvalley/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a brief history of Death Valley with photos. Standards 3.3.3, 4.4.3, and 4.4.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 896

Gold Rush

http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ALVE/ace/SOC.STUD./cahist.gold.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a student-developed site about the California Gold Rush. It has excellent text and many colorful pictures. Standard 4.3.3 and 4.4.2

Comments: This site can serve as a model for other class projects but should not be considered authoritative.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1398

Historical Images of Sacramento

http://ark.cdlib.org/?tab=off;xslt=pacbellall;type=image;browse=Places;this=Sacramento%20(Calif.);search=(Sacramento%20(Calif.))

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a set of historical drawings of Sacramento from around 1850 showing Sutter's Fort, streets and buildings, and mining. They provide a fascinating look at historical California just before and after statehood. Standards 3.3.3, 4.3.1 and 4.3.3

Comments: There is no commentary to accompany this set of prints but they can be projected for whole class presentations.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1565

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