This lesson plan collection includes four lesson plans/worksheets covering the California Gold Rush. My students really enjoy the miner role-playing game and the miner journaling activity. Two primary sources worksheets are included and they usually take students twenty minutes to finish.
I pinned this youtube video because it tells about The Gold Rush from the beginning to end and gives you a visual aid while listening. It is a little bit of a different learning tool, instead of just reading all the time. I know I like to have a break from just reading all the time and like to watch something or even just to put in some headphones and listen.
$ This simulation helps students understand the obstacles faced by pioneers traveling along the Oregon Trail. It includes: -30 slide simulation game -supply price list -choice chart -simulation directions -budgets and family profile -extension activities