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by GeoCentral, Gold Panning Kit. Found on MSAProductShop and in museum stores

GeoCentral's Gold Panning Kit is prospector's dream! Kit Includes: Miner's Pan Bag of Pay Dirt/Sand Magnifying Glass Pipet/Tweezers Storage Flask & Panning Guide

California Gold Mine Maps | ca-historic-gold-rush-map

California Resources, Hazards and Water

This is a California Gold Rush History Timeline. This could be used as a handout to give the students for them to study at home.

The 1849 California Gold Rush:  A Student Exploration!  Common-Core Here We Come!

The 1849 California Gold Rush: A Student Exploration on the Gold Rush

The 1849 California Gold Rush: A Student Exploration on the Gold Rush! This Gold Rush lesson is included as part of the Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny Unit, located here: Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny Unit!

Print out the free "Around the Horn" game to learn about the Gold Rush in 1848/1849

Print out the free "Around the Horn" game to learn about the Gold Rush in (To go with the book "By the Great Horn Spoon")

This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Westward Expansion and Pioneers. Pan for "gold," bake Gold Rush Sourdough Biscuits, race to deliver mail on the Pony Express, build the Transcontinental Railroad out of craft sticks, and more! My lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool co-op. We meet each week for 2 1/2 hours and have 27 children between the ages of 1-13. Use these fun lessons with…

California Gold Rush, Pony Express, & Transcontinental Railroad Lesson

Activity: Make gold rush biscuits (part that's applicable to this time frame), build the Transcontinental Railroad out of craft sticks (covered in a later unit on cowboys), and more! My lessons are geared toward grade level children.

By Dave McCracken “The Gold Pan as a Production Tool” The main thing to remember about the use of a gold pan is that while it is very effective as a gold-catching device, it can only pr…

By Dave McCracken “The Gold Pan as a Production Tool” The main thing to remember about the use of a gold pan is that while it is very effective as a gold-catching device, it can only pr…

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