This is an activity where students work in groups and discuss and summarize after reading different articles about the Gold Rush.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > State History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


Gold Rush



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2014-04-20.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is resource is a comprehensive unit on the Gold Rush for upper elementary students.  The lessons are aligned to the Common Core Standards, and include all of the necessary materials to implement the unit.  There is a suggested calendar with a layout of the day to day activities.  Highlights include an introductory vocabulary assignment, a newspaper article assignment, and an optional musical.  The unit is well-planned and could easily be implemented as-is or adapted to meet the needs of an individual classroom.  

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