The California Gold Rush
CURRICULUM: America the Beautiful by Charlene Notgrass
Lesson 61: A Growing Nation Faces Conflict; page 338
1848–1855 – California Gold Rush: The gold rush began.
READ ALOUD: Gold Fever!: Tales from the California Gold Rush by Rosalyn Schanzer
READ ALOUD: Gold Fever by Verla Kay
READ ALOUD: The California Gold Rush by May McNeer
READ ALOUD: The American Story by Jennifer Armstrong; 1848 Sutter’s Mill
READ ALOUD: The American Story by Jennifer Armstrong; 1851 The Flying Cloud
READ ALOUD: The American Story by Jennifer Armstrong; 1842 What Is That?
AUDIOBOOK: By the Great Horn Spoon!
COOKING: Skillet Bread, Sourdough, and Vinegar Pie by Loretta Frances Ichord (BCL); Forty-Niners and What They Ate: Chapter 3: Sourdough Starter and Sourdough Flapjacks and Chapter 4: Cornish Pastries
COOKING: Gold Miner’s Lunch
Pork and Beans
Rye-N-Injun Bread or Wheat-N-Injun Bread
And a taste of coffee to wash it down!
COOKING: Gold Rush Bars
1 pkg knox gelatin
1-3/4 cup warm milk
1 pkg cook & serve vanilla pudding
1 pkg butterscotch chips
Heat gelatin and milk and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Blend in pudding mix. Bring to a boil and stir wile boiling for 3 minutes. Add chips and stir until melted. Pour mixture into a greased (with cooking spray) loaf dish or mini bread pans and chip thoroughly. Invert dish onto a serving platter. Optional: Write “14 K Gold” on top with chocolate syrup.
Live the Perissos Life!
Jennifer Hale and Marty Hale