The year is 1848 and you have just gotten word that there is gold in the land called California. You pack up your belongings and prepare to embark on an adventure, but how will you get there? Your journey begins here… Your Options: The Oregon-California Trail The Panama Shortcut Around Cape Horn
The adventure, the challenge… What is your story?
You have made the journey… Now it’s time to strike it rich! http:// www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/sfeature/game_swf.html
Resources PBS Kids – Journey of the Forty-Niners, http://pbskids.org/wayback/goldrush/journey.html PBS – Strike it Rich!, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/sfeature/game.html California Content Standard 4.3 Students explain the economic, social, and political life in California from the establishment of the Bear Flag Republic through the Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush, and the granting of statehood. 1. Compare how and why people traveled to California and the routes they traveled (e.g., James Beckwourth, John Bidwell, John C. Fremont, Pio Pico).