Educator Resources for Gold Rush

Ready to strike gold? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the history of the California Gold Rush! Discover what happened in 1848 to prompt the beginning of the Gold Rush — and why the people who left to go find gold in California were called ‘49ers. You’ll learn why most ‘49ers were young men, how they got out west, and what they did once they got there. You’ll also find out where a lot of the California gold was located, as well as the different methods that people used to find it. Finally, you can see when the Gold Rush ended and what resulted from it. Now don’t gamble everything away!

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