Gold rush history (history channel the story of us) unit study linkhttp://www.squidoo.com/california-gold-rush-pony-express-and-transcontinental-railroad-lesson-plan ANOTHER UNIT STUDY -http://www.easyfunschool.com/article1075.html
Oregon Trail Virtual Tour http://www.historyglobe.com/ot/otmap1.htm
FREE Westward Expansion Puzzles & Activities
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California Gold Rush: Sutter's Mill
Worksheets: California Gold Rush: Sutter's Mill
A Glogster on the California Gold Rush
This is a short clip that provides great insight about the Westward expansion and breaks down many major events that helped expand this country. The film mentions a major factor in helping progress of the expansion, the transcontinental railroad. Also brings up the fact that the settling of the West ran off the buffalo which was vital to Native American survival.
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.