T AKE AWAYS … General historical overview of the locales, main events, and major participants involved in the Cariboo Gold Rush. Various socio-political, economic, and technological issues related to the Gold Rush are also introduced. Society and Culture: Canada from 1815 to 1914 It is expected that students will: identify the influence of immigration on, and the contributions of immigrants to, the development of Canada Environment: Canada from 1815 to 1914 It is expected that students will: construct, interpret, and use graphs, tables, grids, scales, legends, contours, and various types of maps analyse how geography influenced the economic, historical, and cultural development of western Canada Comprehend and Respond It is expected that students will: make generalizations, supported by specific details and examples, about the key concepts, characters, and themes of written, oral, and visual works interpret details and draw conclusions about the information presented in a variety of illustrations, maps, charts, graphs, and other graphic forms
A WINDOW INTO … personal experience: expatriation, travel societal change : population growth, immigration, impact on and role of Aboriginal peoples transportation technology: steamboat and/or stagecoach travel mining technology: gold pan, sluice box governmental supervision : licensing, provision of law and order secondary economic activities: retail trade, provision of transportation immigration : growth of towns and facilities infrastructure changes: road building, construction of houses and public buildings communications : newspapers established
G LOBAL C ONTEXT … T'ai Ping Rebellion - famine and war in China Great Exhibition in London - inventions of the Industrial Revolution Crimean War - Florence Nightingale reforms nursing British Empire continues to grow under Queen Victoria's reign India becomes a colony of Britain Suez Canal opens in Africa American Civil War Franco-Prussian War Gold Rush in Australia and New Zealand Gold Rush on Fraser River and Cariboo; Colony of British Columbia Famine in Ireland Dominion of Canada established Meiji Period in Japan -industrialization and parliament; German Empire created Major events in world history providing an overview of why people came to the goldfields...
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