Lesson 1: Background Information
Most likely, your students have never heard of the Klondike Gold Rush. Best practices teaches us students learn best when they can build upon existing knowledge. Therefore, it is helpful to first introduce the gold rush to your students before taking them on the adventure. One way to do so is to view the PBS video "Gold."
OBJECTIVE: To introduce students to the Klondike Gold Rush
MATERIALS: "Gold" Video
TIME: 2 hours
Did You Know?
Within 6 months of the The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 over 100 fireproof brick buildings had been built or were started in the downtown area.