March 15, 2009
Looking for a supplemental activity to round out your lesson plan about the Klondike Gold Rush? The following activities were designed by instructors for instructors limited by time and resources.
The activities appeal to a wide range of learning styles and meet many Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements. These activities make use of writing skills, reading, math, art, and physical education. Although arranged in a chronological order for following the gold rush story, individual activities can act as stand alone components.
The Klondike Gold Rush, 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.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park