The California Gold Rush
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The California Gold Rush  -     By: Peter Benoit

The California Gold Rush

Children's Press / 2012 / Paperback

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The Cornerstones of Freedom series will introduce elementary-age students to the institutions and events that have shaped the United States, from the country's beginning to the current day.

The California Gold Rush covers the massive westward migration by gold prospectors, the daily life of miners searching for gold, the impact on California's journey towards statehood, and more, through easy-to-understand chapters filled with photographs and interesting sidebars.

These non-fiction books will help students learn to draw information from informational texts; each book features a table of contents, chapters, sidebars, an original map showing people and events, a "setting the scene" spread, "the story continues" closing, "influential individuals" list, timeline, and list of primary sources.

64 pages with index and glossary, softcover. 6.2" x 9". Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.

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Title: The California Gold Rush
By: Peter Benoit
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Children's Press
Publication Date: 2012
Weight: 5 ounces
ISBN: 0531281531
ISBN-13: 9780531281536
Ages: 9-12
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom
Stock No: WW281536

Publisher's Description

Explore what daily life was like for the miners and the methods they used to search for gold.

Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. The Cornerstones of Freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America. The 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in present-day Sacramento led to a massive surge westward. Hundreds of thousands of people traveled to California from around the world.

Author Bio

Peter Benoit earned a degree in mathematics at Skidmore College. He is an educator and poet. He has written more than four dozen books for Scholastic/Children’s Press on topics including disasters, Native Americans, ecosystems, the Titanic, the electoral college, and the 2012 election. He has also written several books on crucial moments in American history and books on ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Peter resides in Greenwich, New York.

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