Gold Rush Boomtowns

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The California Gold Rush sparked many people to try for their fortunes and led to the formation of some well-known California cities. Have your class read about the changes that happened and then respond to the five included questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the reading passage during a unit on the Gold Rush or California in general
  • Assign this for homework or as a starter
Classroom Considerations
  • This is part of a series of resources with a cross-curricular focus
  • Cross-curricular resource combines social studies and reading skills practice
  • Answer key is provided
  • None
Common Core