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California Gold Rush: 49ers/Miners

3 Credits
Become more knowledgeable about California's Gold Rush and the impact it had on California's history. In this online course, you will learn about Native Americans and settlers in the Gold Rush areas. You will gain a deeper understanding of labor-intensive mining and capital-intensive mining in Coloma, Grass Valley, and Nevada City. Through video tours you will visit the James Marshall Gold Discovery Site, The Empire Mine, and the North Star Mine Powerhouse. You will learn about mining, tools of the trade, and hear tales of the job. Through video lesson and oral histories, you will become familiar with many significant historic sites, and ordinary and extraordinary people. Teachers will be able to take the content of this course as well as the engaging practical technological lessons right back to their classrooms.
NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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Jeromy Winter

I am passionate about teaching! I have a solid foundation in teaching language arts and have great enthusiasm for teaching California history. My experience includes teaching at the elementary school level for 15 years and teaching adults through the continuing education program for 6 years. I have continued my education throughout my career and have a strong commitment to helping other teachers advance in their careers. My California history courses offer an interesting way to learn about the history of the great state of California. I believe in teaching teachers techniques that will interest and engage their students. My courses give teachers experiences they can implement in their own classrooms and are aligned to standards for teaching. Teachers of all grade levels will be able to match my courses with the standards they teach.