• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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    Thursday Sept 4, 2014 the park visitor center will close at 1:00 pm.

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Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides

May 12, 2005

Dear Educators;

We are pleased to offer you "Seattle's Stake in the Klondike Gold Rush", a 3rd - 6th grade integrated (and very interactive) curriculum. Made possible by a generous grant from 4 Culture (formerly Cultural Development Authority of King County), this curriculum is a collaborative effort of Lakeridge Elementary School and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

The Klondike Gold Rush, known as "The Last Grand Adventure", 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. "Seattle's Stake in the Klondike Gold Rush" appeals to a wide range of learning styles and meets many Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements. The lesson plans make use of writing skills, reading, math, art, and physical education.

"Seattle's Stake in the Klondike Gold Rush" can be adapted upwards to meet middle school requirements.

Supplement your in-school program with a visit to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in the Pioneer Square Historic District. Contact Tim Karle for visit reservations. Our address is 319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98104. Our phone number is (206) 220-4240.


Did You Know?

Dance Hall

While the Yukon stampeders waited in Seattle for passage north a cottage industry of entertainment kept the town moving 24 hours a day.