Van Valen’s Gold Rush Journey

Classroom Material

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History
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Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
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Classroom Teacher / Educator
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Van Valen’s Gold Rush Journey

Classroom Material

Investigate the authentic journal of Alex Van Valen, a man who set sail in 1849 to stake his claim in the California gold fields, to discover what life was like during the gold rush. This dynamic project from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History includes student questions to help gu…