City of Gold: The Story of South Pass City | Wyoming Gold Rush

City of Gold: The Story of South Pass City | Wyoming Gold Rush
City of Gold: The Story of South Pass City | Wyoming Gold Rush
Description

Learn about the Wyoming gold rush that occurred in South Pass City, and explore the varied perspectives of the people who experienced the gold rush in the 1840’s-1860’s.

In the accompanying lesson plan (found in the Support Materials), students will watch a video that introduces the gold rush and the people who were impacted by it, and then hold a discussion to understand the multiple perspectives. Then, the students take part in a creative writing activity in which they create a piece of text from one of the perspectives.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  • Students will develop grade level appropriate speaking and listening skills, as described by the standards.
  • Students will learn how to write a fictional narrative based on nonfiction resources, following a set of parameters.
  • Students will understand the motivations and perspectives of various people during the Wyoming gold rush.
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