The lure of gold promptly made California
the most culturally and racially diverse society the world
had ever known - tensions were bound to arise.
The student page contains the hook
only. It is intended to spark interest in the topic and lead
students to ask questions or make predictions.
many people came to California to “strike it rich”.
they? Where did they come from? What did they find?
Would you have
taken the journey to find gold?
As you look at
these photographs, think about the stories they tell.
What is happening in these pictures?
What do these people have in common?
How are they
What questions do you still have about people who experienced California's
Gold Rush? Explore these resources to discover the answers to your
questions and to learn more about the Gold Rush.
Chasing a Dream
Gold Rush Diversity
Natives and Immigrants