Visitor Center Closing at 1 pm
Thursday Sept 4, 2014 the park visitor center will close at 1:00 pm.
Area disruptions Sept 3 and Sept 4
Both local area streets, and walkways will be affected Sept 3 - Sept 4 by the NFL Gameday Village and Seattle Seahawks home opener. Street parking may be extremely limited and in area private lots will have higher than normal special event prices.
Activity 1: Setting the Scene
One after another they came, carrying old leather suitcases, pine boxes, and pickle jars---anything that would hold the heavy piles of gold. The commotion on the docks grew as each miner appeared. "Hurray for the Klondike!" the people cried. (p.18)
"What do you notice?
(Encourage students to explain what they see and to justify their thoughts based on what they actually see.)
"When writing, it is important for the author to grab the reader's attention in the first couple of sentences. With a strong lead-in sentence an author can create excitement and interest on the part of the reader. Then the reader will want to continue reading."
OBJECTIVE: To create interest and excitement for the journey to the Klondike gold fields; To write lead-in sentences.
TIME: 90 minutes (can be broken into two parts)
Did You Know?
Of the 70,000 stampeders who started for the gold fields, around 35,000 would make it to the Klondike region. Few would ever stake their own claims.