Use these online elementary U.S. and American History videos entitled Mountain Men and Gold Seekers to study the patterns of exploration of America and the natural resources that have been important reasons for these patterns - and who the mountain men and gold prospectors were and their characteristics.
Use these 5 online educational videos to meet the true mountain men who roamed America's western mountain ranges and travel with the adventurous gold seekers who flocked to California and other points west. Learn the patterns of exploration of the American interior and the natural resources that have been important reasons for these patterns. Discover what mountain men were and identify characteristics of the group. Outline the history of the trappers, from the trading post era to the development of the rendezvous system. Locate and name some of the major gold strikes and discuss the idea of a "boom town".