Gold Rush of 1849

goldInstead of devoting a lot of time to this, as the book does, I just mentioned as the ending of the Mexican-American war.  We talked about how this is where the NFL team the San Fransisco 49’ers get their name, since we had just watched them beat Green Bay yesterday, this was a neat tie-in with current events.  Then I played parts of a documentary I found online.  There are 5 parts.  Enjoy.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uFNbwyTiXM]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07XVvsk2kSY]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXlLYkqFTr0]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6r68ywb1b4]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luuV0X7st7E]

You might also enjoy these other resources.

History.com

Ducksters.com

Influence of the Gold Rush on American Language

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