The California Gold Rush - An Adventure Through History (Flex)
In this five-week course, learners will explore the California Gold Rush of 1849!
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Completed by 32 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Over 5 weeks
No live meetings
Students will be immersed in the life of a miner and hopefully strike it rich! Along the way, students will learn about the routes miners took to California, the different groups of people that came searching for their fortunes, life in a mining camp, and the effects of the Gold Rush. Students will explore San Francisco as it grew into a city from a town of only 800 before the Gold Rush. Students will also learn about groups that were negatively affected by the Gold Rush including Chinese...
This class is taught in English.
I have over twenty years of experience working with and teaching students. I have a bachelor's degree in both History and Economics, which included studies in the Middle Ages, History of Latin America, History of Africa, History of South Asia, History of Native Peoples of North America, and many other topics. My master's degree is in Higher Education. I also have a Juris Doctorate degree in Law. Most importantly, I have a passion for teaching, history in particular!
Each week, a video will be posted in the classroom for the learners to view on their own. ***There is not a live class.*** Students will also receive a homework assignment each week that the learners can share with each other in the classroom. A Kahoot! quiz will be posted each week in the classroom.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
During this class, there will be discussions about the poor treatment of immigrants from Asia and Native Americans. Native Americans were greatly affected by the influx of people into California, including violence against Native Americans. If any insensitive comments are made in the Outschool classroom, the comment will be addressed and then the teacher will redirect the discussion.
"Gold!: The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation" by Fred Rosen "The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream" by H.W. Brands "An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe,1846-1873" by Benjamin Madley.
Adventures Through History
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
983 total reviews
708 completed classes
Hello Outschool Families! My name is Amanda and I am an attorney, licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky. I also have a master's degree in Higher Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and History. While I enjoy the law, my real passion is...