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Name: Sherelle McKenzie, Keri Weigand and Breanna Misiaita
Unit Title: The California Gold Rush
Grade Level: 4
Subject: History
Time Frame: This is a 10-day unit. Lessons will take approximately 50 minutes but will go into the next day if needed.
The fully developed 10-day unit is in this file:

TEP 546 Understanding by DesignGold Rush Unit Table of Contents
Stage 1: Desired Results................................................................1
- Common Core State Aligned Standards.........................................2
- Big Ideas & Essential Questions ..................................................2
- Vocabulary & Processes/Skills ....................................................2

Stage 2: Assessment Evidence......................................................3
- GRASPS Performance Assessment.............................................3
- Performance Assessment Rubric..................................................3

Stage 3: Learning Plan/Lesson Plans.............................................4
-Day 1 The Discovery: .................................................................5
-Day 2: Who Came and How? .......................................................7
-Day 3: Who Came and How? cont'd..............................................10
-Day 4 Who were the 49? ............................................................16
-Day 5 How was business or trade affected? .................................19
-Day 6 What roles did women play?...............................................20
-Day 7 The cost of mining to the environment.................................21
-Day 8 The Gold Rush and Diversity..............................................22
-Day 9 California's Economy.........................................................24
-Day 10 Performance Assessment.................................................26


Additional Lesson Resources
Day 7: Gold Rush: The cost of mining to the environment.
Standard
4.3.3- Analyze the effects of the Gold Rush on settlements, daily life, politics, and the physi­cal environment.

Day 8: The Gold Rush and Diversity
Standard
4.4.3-Discuss immigration and migration to California between 1850 and 1900, including the diverse composition of those who came; the countries of origin and their relative locations; and conflicts and accords among the diverse groups.


Day 9: California's Economy
Standard
4.4.2- Explain how the Gold Rush transformed the economy of California, including the types of products produced and consumed, changes in towns.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.4-Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.




Sources:

http://ports.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24831