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California Gold Rush

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Read about one of the most exciting times in American history--the California Gold Rush. The Scholastic History Readers series was created especially to bring history to life for beginning readers.

Beginning with the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, this book traces the phenomenon that came to be called the Gold Rush. Readers learn what the phrase "gold fever" means, and
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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This is a good, general introduction to the gold rush. For elementary school I think it works alone and would be all you need (unless you live in California and want to take it further). For middle school you may or may not want to add more. While not super engaging, it lays out what happens in a clear manner. It's not boring, it's just not WOW! We read two books on the gold rush, and I much preferred this one.
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