Social Studies

The California Gold Rush Camp - An Adventure Through History

In this week-long camp, learners will take on the historical role of a prospector as they learn about life as a miner in 1849.
892 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 33 learners

45 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jun 17 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
5pm - 5:45pm

Mon Jul 18

Jul 18 - Jul 22 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
7pm - 7:45pm

Mon Jul 25

Jul 25 - Jul 29 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
5pm - 5:45pm

Mon Aug 8

Aug 8 - Aug 12 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
7pm - 7:45pm

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Class Experience

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 day, students will be given a short optional homework assignment that will enhance the learning experience in class.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
3 hours 45 minutes per week in class, 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 during class while discussing marginalized groups, 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.


Amanda Smith
Lives in the United States
Attorney with a Passion for Teaching
892 total reviews
563 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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