Topic: California Gold Rush Date: 4/28/10 Lesson Objective: –Students will assess the social, political, and economic impact of the Gold Rush on CA by completing a leveled activity Unit Question: –Level One: What started the CA Gold Rush and what were its economic, social, and political consequences?
Activity Option #2 You are to create either a written or video news report, diary, or song that details the political, social, and economic impact that the Gold Rush had on California.
Activity Option #3 You must create a collage that depicts the social, political, and economic impact of the Gold Rush on California
Activity Option #4 Compare and contrast the social, political, and economic impact of the Gold Rush to that of another major event in US History
Activity Option #5 Imagine that you had a time machine and could travel back to CA in 1849. Knowing what you know now, create a blueprint on how to be successful in the CA Gold Rush. Focus on the key areas: –Politically –Socially –Economically
Concluding Activity Overall, how did the Gold Rush change California?