• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

Lesson 1: Background Information

Lesson Description:

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."

A trip to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is also a good way to introduce your students to the gold rush. See Lesson 3

 
OBJECTIVE: To introduce students to the Klondike Gold Rush
 
MATERIALS: "Gold" Video
 
TIME: 2 hours
 

Did You Know?

Did You Know gold is twice as dense as lead

Gold is twice as dense as lead.