Closed March 18 - 19 - 20, 2014
The park will be closed all day on the following dates for scheduled maintenance; Tuesday March 18, Wednesday March 19, and Thursday March 20, 2014.
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?
These "buttes" are the remnants of some of Seattle's steep hills, leveled during major regrading from about the time of the gold rush until the 1930's.