The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's office is located right in the heart of the California Gold Country. The gold discovery site, Sutter's Fort, local mines, and museums have made this an avid interest for our family.
Robynne Eagan's 32 page unit, Gold Rush, is filled with activities, background information, and discussion questions. Written for grades 1-4, it is an excellent source for facts and creative, hands-on learning. Beginning with basic information about gold and its value in ancient cultures, the unit continues with two gold rushes - California and the Yukon. This is a little booklet packed with information and one that makes gold rush history come alive. As Robynne says in her introduction, "Pull on your boots, grab your gold pan and wade into a world of discovery!" What are you waiting for?