Four class periods, 45 minutes to an hour each. 4th Grade.
Spend a week diving into the Colorado Gold Rush with your class. Each student takes on the identity of a real person from the time, so that their imagination, memory, and connection to the material deepen. The lessons are interactive and all based on interesting historical facts. Plus, the curriculum is designed for you to easily implement – utilizing Powerpoint, video, handouts, and a step-by-step teacher’s guide.
Mining is an excellent way to teach Personal Financial Literacy lessons, in the context of real-life situations.