Social Impact of Migration During the Gold Rush

This first lesson is designed to allow students to utilize and enhance their research skills through providing them with some primary and secondary sources while encouraging them to flesh out the subject and connections to the present. Students will also show what they know by teaching what they have learned in an innovative and creative presentation. In this lesson students will be separated into four demographic groups: Native American, African American, Asian, and Caucasain. Each group will be provided some primary and secondary sources as a starting point but should also do their own research to develop a thoughtful, creative, and educational presentation about the knowledge they gain to their peers.

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 Fresno County Historical Society Archives. 

LESSON AND INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL

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LESSON PLAN - Social Impact of Migration During the Gold Rush
Fresno County Historical Society.

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Group Assessment

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Key Questions

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Assessment Rubric for Narrative

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES
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Group 1: Asian Materials:

Primary Sources

Fresno Memories - Chinese of the San Joaquin Mines, Fresno Republican, October 11, 1925

Fresno Memories - Chinese at Millerton, Fresno Republican, October 18, 1925

Citizens of Millerton Meeting Minutes, 1867

1860 Fresno County Census page

Group 1: Asian Materials:

Secondary Sources

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Group 2: African American Materials:

Primary Sources

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Group 2: African American Materials:

Secondary Sources

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Group 3: Native American Materials:

Primary Sources

Indenture document

2a_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I
2a_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I

2b_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I
2b_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I

2d_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I
2d_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I

2a_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I
2a_Indenture of Apprenticeship for the I

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Jack La Ache and Ira McCray photographs

Elderly Monache man carrying logs, AW Peters Collection
Elderly Monache man carrying logs, AW Peters Collection

5_Indian known among Americans at Center
5_Indian known among Americans at Center

Monache woman with children, AW Peters Collection  #420
Monache woman with children, AW Peters Collection #420

Describe your image

Elderly Monache man carrying logs, AW Peters Collection
Elderly Monache man carrying logs, AW Peters Collection

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California law legalizing Native American indentured servitude

Major James D. Savage and the Tularenos - California Historical Society Quarterly Vol. 28, no 4, 1949

Group 3: Native American Materials:

Secondary Sources

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California Native American Genocide article

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Group 4: Caucasian Materials:

Primary Sources

Edward Smith Biography

Edward Smith Diary Summation

Transcript of Edward Smith Diary

Group 4: Caucasian Materials:

Secondary Sources

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