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?
The Klondike Gold Rush has been described as "one of the weirdest and most useless movements in history. Over 70,000 people each wasted something like $1000 in a fruitless search for riches".