This bundled product contains everything you need for your unit on the California Gold Rush. When gold was discovered in California in 1848, it didn’t take long for hopeful men (and some women) to begin heading west, expecting to strike it rich. “Wild, Wild West Careers: Gold Miners” covers the life of a gold miner and how the Gold Rush changed California and contributed to westward expansion.

This bundle includes my three California Gold Rush products:

• Wild West Careers: California Gold Rush Miners ($5.00 value)
• Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions ($4.00 value)
• California Gold Rush Bingo ($4.00 value)

Buy this bundle and get all three products for only $9.00!

This product is perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer. THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS, TEACHER’S KEY, CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES, BINGO CARDS AND CLUES, AND NON-FICTION GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS.

Reading Passages
8 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• Discovery of Gold at Sutter’s Mill
• The California Gold Rush
• Camps and Claims
• Staking a Claim - Jumping a Claim
• The Daily Life of a Miner
• Methods of Mining Gold
• Merchants During the Gold Rush
• Lasting Impact of the Gold Rush

This Bundle also includes BINGO Cards and Clues:
BINGO is a fun way to review new concepts and vocabulary words. The words in this BINGO set relate to the topic and makes the perfect review for the pages of informational text that are included in this product. Great for use by Substitute Teachers!

36 Unique Bingo Cards (18 pages with two cards per sheet)
The Caller’s Tracking Sheet
24 Calling Cards Containing Words and Clues

This BUNDLE includes the following CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
 Job Application: Gold Miner
 Create Newspaper
 Panning for Gold
 Creative Writing Activities: Sutter and Marshall – How Did Their Stories End?
 California Mining Town Writing Activity
 Coloring Pages
 Play Review Game – True/False
 Analyze Words to “Clementine”
 Examine Other Gold Rush Songs

I have also included Non-Fiction Graphic Organizers and a suggested reading list.
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Created: Oct 23, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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