• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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Activities Lesson Plans

 

March 15, 2009

Dear Educators;

Looking for a supplemental activity to round out your lesson plan about the Klondike Gold Rush? The following activities were designed by instructors for instructors limited by time and resources.

The activities appeal to a wide range of learning styles and meet many Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements. These activities make use of writing skills, reading, math, art, and physical education. Although arranged in a chronological order for following the gold rush story, individual activities can act as stand alone components.

The Klondike Gold Rush, was a key event in the economic development of Seattle and the Puget Sound. In 1897, seventy thousand stampeders would head for Seattle to equip themselves with a year's worth of food, clothing, and equipment so that they could live in the Yukon Territory of Canada as they sought their fortunes.

Tim Karle

Education Coordinator
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

 




Activity




Appropriate Grades


Activity Title



1




Setting the Scene




2nd - 8th


HTML

PDF



2




Biographies




3rd - 8th


HTML PDF


3




Create a Character




3rd - 8th


HTML PDF


4





Draw Your Character





2nd - 4th



HTML PDF


5





Journal Writing





2nd - 8th



HTML PDF


6





Gold Rush Gimmicks/Inventions





3rd - 8th



HTML PDF


7





Shopping for Supplies in Seattle





3rd - 8th



HTML PDF


8





Where's the Gold? Map Work





3rd - 6th



HTML PDF


9





Journey to Skagway





3rd - 8th



HTML PDF


10





Postcard from Skagway





2nd - 4th



HTML PDF


11





Hauling Supplies on the Trail





3rd - 8th



HTML PDF


12





Building Boats





2nd - 8th



HTML PDF


13





Arrival in Dawson





3rd - 8th



HTML PDF


14





Panning for Gold





2nd - 8th



HTML PDF


15





Develop a Newspaper




3rd - 8th


HTML PDF



Did You Know?

train tunnel under Seattle

Seattle has over 100 tunnels, some dating back to the Klondike Gold Rush period.