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Going for Gold! - Click on Learn More for lesson plans, internet resources, and background information about the California Gold Rush. See pictures of the Gold Rush wagon train, view a map of the route, and more source

Gold Fever! Seattle Outfits the Klondike Gold Rush - A lesson plan with maps, readings, pictures and activities about the Klondike Gold Rush and its effect on stampeders, and the Seatle community source

Gold Rush! Curriculum - Sample lesson plans and ording information for a unit about the California Gold Rush. Students learn about the growth of San Francisco and gold production. Printable resources are provided source

Gold Rush Game - Students simulate Gold Rush experiences by playing this game. A printable map and list of events is included source

Gold Rush Lessons - Students learn about the California Gold Rush by creating projects, playing a game, and participating in hands-on activities source

Gold Rush Players - Students use research skills to write and present a play about Californias Gold Rush source

Official Report on the Gold Mines - An offical report on the gold mines written by Colonal Richard Barnes Mason source

Road Agents and Outlaws: Black Bart - Students read and answer questions about the infamous outlaw known for holding up stagecoaches during the Gold Rush era source

Skagway: Gateway to the Klondike - Students use maps, readings, and historic pictures to learn about the beginnings of the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska source

Start Your Own Gold Rush Town - A guide for turning your classroom into a California goldmining town source

The Gold Rush Teachers Guide - Information, a printable timeline, vocabulary, and high-interest activities for learning about the California Gold Rush. Designed for use with PBS programming, but adaptable source

Traveling the Gold Rush - Students research the experiences of people who traveled to California during the Gold Rush by land and by sea, then create a map showing what they have learned about each route. Lesson includes a printable worksheet and map source

Vamoose the Ranch - A lesson plan that teaches students the slang used by pioneers during the British Columbia Gold Rush source

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