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The Gold Rush
Have you ever wondered why they call the football
team the San Francisco 49ers? What happened in 1849 that would
change the history of the United States? Read on to answer these
Go to http://www3.pbs.org/weta/thewest/. Scroll down the menu bar and click on "Tour the West." After that, scroll down the main screen and click on "Episode Three."
Click on "Next Page" as you read about the California Gold Rush and then answer these questions.
Write a news story describing the day gold was discovered.
Grade Levels: 48
Time Required: 12 class periods