Class Visit Resources
Choose among the following exercises for your class visit to our park. Each has been broken down by grade appropriate, time needed for completion, ERLs addressed and subject emphasis.
Three of the lesson plans in the "Teaching with Historic Places" series feature the 'last great adventure' - the late 1800's gold rush to the far north.
What were the results, to the natural resources and Native populations of Seattle, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, when 70,000 Stampeders headed to the Klondike Gold Rush?
What impacts happen to a watercourse happen when you mine for gold on it, especially in areas underlain with permafrost? "Taming a River" looks at the possible effects which occur during most mining operations that took place during the historic gold rushes in North America. The lesson plan can also be modified to see what could happen in areas underlain with permafrost.