Gold Digger’s Express!
Grades 4-5

Maritime Field Trip 5 hours

Students embark on an exciting adventure reenacting the voyage of those who risked it all for the gold fields in 1849. Through the use of role-play, students explore the events of the great California Gold Rush and interact with characters who offer different historical perspectives. At the end of their voyage, students must decide their own destiny by either electing to stay aboard with the Captain or jump ship and seek potential riches in the gold fields. Activities include moving cargo, sail handling, and panning for gold.

4th: HSS 1.1, 1.2; 3.2, 3.3, 3.5; 4.2, 4.3; AS CST 1, 2; RE 1; HI 1, 2
5th: HSS 8.2, 8.5, 8.6 AS CST 1, 2 RE 1, 2 HI 1, 2