Monday, December 19, 2016

California Gold Rush PowerPoint Presentation

This fantastic, visually-engaging PowerPoint lesson resource includes 16 slides that cover everything your students need to know about the California Gold Rush!

Each slide features a picture, map, or graphic to help your students focus. The notes are simple and easy to follow, while also being a comprehensive overview of the California Gold Rush.

Specific topics, people, and events covered include:

•  Sutter's Mill
•  Trails and routes to the West
•  49ers
•  Chinese immigrants
•  Samuel Brannan, J.A. Folger, & Levi Strauss
•  Statehood for California
•  The Comestock Lode
• ... and more!

This is a truly excellent resource for teaching about the Gold Rush and will definitely help your students understand all of the key concepts!

Thanks for looking!

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