American Pioneers: The Gold Rush Video

Video title: The Gold Rush

Use this American Pioneering video entitled American Pioneers and The Gold Rush, to study some of the major gold strikes that were responsible for the gold rush and discuss the idea of a "boom town".

Use this online K12 elementary American history video to study and learn about the history of the American gold rush, the geology that has resulted in gold being found in the mountains. Locate some of the major gold strikes such as Sutters Saw Mill, where gold was first discovered, and find out about boom towns.

 

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American Pioneers: The Gold Rush Video . Learning Objectives for this video:

  • What is The Gold Rush. Learn about The Gold Rush. Learn the patterns of exploration of the American interior and the natural resources that have been important reasons for these patterns.
  • Learn about 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.
  • Outline the history of the trappers, from the trading post era to the development of the rendezvous system.
  • Discover what mountain men were and identify characteristics of the group.
  • Locate and name some of the major gold strikes and discuss the idea of a 'boom town'.
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