4th Grade Gold Rush Living History Program


California Gold Rush Living History Program 

2 1/4 Hour Hands-On Mining Experience

Meets Social Science Content Standards 4.3, 4.3.3, 4.3.5,4.4,4.4.2,4.4.3,4.4.4

Meets Earth Science Content Standards (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b and 5c); Investigation and Experimentation (6a)

Located in Santa Clarita

Learn about the history of the Gold Rush in your own backyard, not to mention the place where gold was first discovered in California. The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred in 1842 when Francisco Lopez, then a resident at Rancho San Francisco (Later known as Newhall Ranch), found the placer deposits in Placerita Canyon right here in Santa Clarita.

Students will:

  • Stake a Claim & Pan for GOLD!I found gold
  • Meet with an Assayer
  • Make butter in a mason jar
  • Learn about rocks and minerals
  • Make a candle
  • Make adobe bricks
  • Learn to live like an early settler
  • End the day with a Hoe-Down celebration
  • Play pioneer games & MORE!
  • 2 Hour program, Start times:9:45 am, 10:45 am and 12:00 pm

Optional activities:

  • Archery, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall,
  • Native American Show, Craft Projects, BBQ Meals & Overnight Experiences
  • Picnic Areas Available Before or After Your Classes Program

Book by November 15th to Get Special Price:

AM Program Rates 9:45am to 12:00am $13.50 Per Student

PM Program Rates 12:00pm to 2:14pm $12.00 Per Student

Assayer Chaperones 1/2 Off!
Teachers are FREE!

*Base price before extra activities


Ask about special transportation prices from Brooks Transportation

Reserve your classes trip today by calling 661-257-0266

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Latest VT Ranch Gold Rush News:  http://scvnews.com/2013/04/08/ranch-brings-gold-rush-to-life-for-4th-graders/









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