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
• 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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