Welcome: The California Gold Rush (1848-1855)
Description: Students assume the role of a "forty-niner" in this web-quest. They explore the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, the journey to get to California, how the mining was done, the various people that searched for gold, life and culture of miners and mine towns, and the political and social ramifications on the formation of the United States of America.
Grade Level: 3-5
Curriculum: English / Language Arts
Keywords: California, Gold Rush, Forty-Niners, Mining, 1850s
Author(s): Katie Anderson