California Gold Rush Grades 4 7

Author: Cindy Barden
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 9781580378529
Release Date: 2001-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bring history to life for students in grades 4Ð7 with The California Gold Rush! This 64-page book provides challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies topics. Activities include word searches, fact-or-opinion questions, and creative writing. The book includes answer keys, time lines, and suggested reading lists.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Elizabeth Hudson Goff
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 9780836862027
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Depicts frontier life in California during the mid-nineteenth-century Gold Rush, and provides a brief history of the state.

What Was the Gold Rush

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101610299
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!

How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush

Author: Tod Olson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426303157
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The fictional Thomas Hartley gives readers a historical portrait of life in the California gold fields, offering a unique and witty snapshot of a key period in the economic development of the United States.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers grades 4 8

Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591586210
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Presents an introduction to historical fiction for readers in grades four through eight, listing eighty titles of works for this age group and providing plot summaries, characters, historical background, and selected passages for discussion.

Gold Fever

Author: Verla Kay
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0142501832
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this brief rhyming story set during the gold rush, Jasper leaves his family and farm to pursue his dream of finding gold.

Gold Fever

Author: Rosalyn Schanzer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426300409
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Uses lighthearted illustrations and excerpts from letters, journals, and newspaper articles to relate the story of the California Gold Rush of 1848.

U S History Puzzles Grades 4 8

Author: Mark Twain Media
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 9781483822730
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Students will love to learn about significant events in American history with this fun puzzle workbook! From Columbus' discovery of the New World to the end of the Cold War, this engaging classroom supplement presents historical information through crossword, word search, and hidden message puzzles; review activities and answer keys are also included. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

Hurry Freedom

Author: Jerry Stanley
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028658115
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Recounts the history of African Americans in California during the Gold Rush while focusing on the life and work of Mifflin Gibbs.

World War II the Post War Years Grades 4 7

Author: Maria Backus
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 9781580372176
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provide challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies topics. Activities include word searches, fact or opinion, creative writing, and more. Answer keys, time lines, and suggested reading lists are included.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Author: Karen Cushman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547532881
Release Date: 1996-08-16
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."

Striking It Rich

Author: Stephen Krensky
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0606289275
Release Date: 1996-08-01

When word got out that gold had been discovered at Sutter's Fort in 1849, gold fever swept the nation, bringing permanent settlers to California and most other regions of the far west. This lively account is full of information that describes the living conditions of the prospectors, the profiteers who sold them supplies, and other details. Full color.

A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

Author: Stephanie Watson
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781467786379
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall discovered that there was gold in the riverbeds of the Sacramento Valley. Gold fever quickly spread across the country and around the world. By the thousands, hopeful people left their homes, families, and jobs in search of their fortune. The California gold rush lasted for only seven years, but in that time it transformed California and affected the whole nation. People used their new riches to start businesses and build cities. People from many nations arrived to fill those cities. And in their quest for gold, the prospectors clashed with American Indians and set the stage for long-lasting tensions. Explore the history of the California gold rush. Track the important events and turning points that made this discovery a pivotal part of the westward expansion of the United States.