by Amanda Muenks
Krista Puetz

Modified by David Thornley, CSUEB

In this webquest, students will imagine what it was like to travel to California as a 49er.

Introduction

Extra! Extra! Gold Discovered in California!

It’s 1849, and GOLD has been found along the American River in Coloma, California.  You can’t wait to get your hands on some.  Fortune awaits, but you will risk your lives in the quest.  In this project, you will learn about what life was like for 49ers traveling to California and searching for gold.  Do you have what it takes to survive this journey?