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The Gold Rush Week 4Day 11: Panning for Gold!

(60 minutes) Objective Students will be able to identify and describe how to pan for gold during the time of the Gold Rush in California. Standards CCSSW: 5. Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes, paraphrase, and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. CA CCSSRI: 4. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. CSSS 4.3: Students explain the economic, social and political life in California from the Gold Rush 3. Analyze the effects of the Gold Rush on settlements, on daily life, politics, and the physical environment. ISTE 6: Technology Operations and Concepts Preparation You will need to have the video on how to pan for gold ready on the computer prior to the start of class. !""#$%%&&&'()*"*+,'-).%&/"-!012345678-*9:;<< !""#$%%&&&'()*"*+,'-).%&/"-!012=>/8"?@ABC-<< Also, you will need to be prepared how to properly demonstrate the various techniques how to pan for gold. This may take some practice. You will need to make sure that you have all of the equipment and necessary items ready before the lesson. Finally, you will need to have a schedule and student groupings ready to use the

computer to make the checklist using Word. Materials Class set of computers Teachers computer Items to demonstrate panning for gold (pan, cradle)

Guided Instruction Open the lesson by talking about the variety of ways miners found gold. Refer to pages 234 and 235 in the Reflections text for helpful information in both picture and text. Students will observe a video on how to pan for gold (video streaming) *See above. Then, you physically demonstrate the techniques they watched in the video by using the items available in class. You may not be able to demonstrate all of the ways, but use what you can. Independent Activity Students will then determine a list of necessary items miners would need to find gold. Create a checklist on Word listing these items. In their Gold Rush blog, they will discuss their favorite way they observed how to pan or mine for gold. They will detail why they liked that option. Homework For homework this evening, students will complete page 61in the Reflections homework and practice workbook. <