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Students will have fun coloring the story of the California gold rush! The story will begin with an American construction worker, James Marshall, and his discovery of gold while building a sawmill for a businessman named John Sutter. It continues as 25,000 people travel to California calling themselves ‘forty-niners’ and finally tells what happened after the gold rush ended.
Students can use this worksheet again and again to record short biographies on any person for any subject. This worksheet can be used alone or as part of a larger report or notebooking project. Students can report on inventors, scientists, explorers, mathematicians, musicians, famous Americans, etc!
As students learn about different types of ‘homes’ throughout the world and history, this is a perfect resource to incorporate into your lesson plans. It includes 9 worksheets. Each will display a different type of home. Students are asked to ‘add to the picture, color and write a story.’
Types of homes included:
- – hut
- – chalet
- – adobe
- – Japanese Minka
- – palace
- – Spanish colonial
- – tipi
- – yaranga
- – yurt
Students will enjoy learning the history of trains and the railway in the U.S. as they color! Highlights include learning about…
– the first ‘wagonways’ and what was used to power the first trains (horse power)
– what changes were made around 1776 and 1789
– the nickname of the first steam locomotive
– who built the first passenger train in the U.S.
…and much more!