Students will be able to write a one page essay on how the gold rush affected different groups of people who lived in California prior to the Gold Rush. Students will be able to identify changes the Gold Rush had on the physical environment and daily life in California.
Please answer the following in a persuasive one page essay. How did the Gold Rush effect the people who were in California before the Gold Rush (Californios, Native Americans)?
Watch this video in order to visually see what life could have been like for miners.
More background on the Gold Rush - especially on the physical environment of California.
CA Social Studies Standard: 4.3.3: Analyze the effects of the Gold Rush on settlements, daily life, politics, and the physical environment.
Click here to learn important dates about the Gold Rush.
Read this webpage with information on how the Gold Rush directly affected California.