Monday, February 17, 2014

Colorado History: Gold Rush

Fourth grade Social Studies is all about Colorado History. We began our study of Colorado by familiarizing our selves with the physical geography, regions and life zones of Colorado. Next, we learned about the first people to inhabit the land, the Native Americans. After that, we learned about the explorers, trappers and traders and miners that all played a role in the population boom in Colorado, eventually leading to its statehood in 1876.

View the embedded video below. Leave a statement on either of the following questions:

What contributed to the population boom in the 1860s?

OR

How did people interact with the land in the 1860s?

Please craft your response to include more than simply stating "the gold rush." You may need to to view the video multiple times. Please preview your response before publishing, to ensure proper conventions.