by Prateeksha Saxena, SCU

This webquest will help students understand the California Gold Rush period. Students will learn about what events led to the Gold Rush, what life was like for miners and their families and the impact the Gold Rush had on California. Students will be looking at web sites that contain diagrams, timelines, descriptions and excerpts from journals to help students learn about the significance of the Gold Rush.

Introduction

Congrats!  Your group has just been hired at the San Francisco Historic Museum.  The museum wants to improve its current exhibit of the California Gold Rush.  Your groups task is to find intersting information about the California Gold Rush and develop and exhibit.