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  • In January 1848, James Wilson Marshall discovered gold while constructing a saw mill along the American River northeast of present-day Sacramento. The discovery was reported in the San Francisco newspapers in March but caused little stir as most did not believe the account
  • spark that ignited the gold rush occurred in May 1848 when Sam Brannan, a  storekeeper in Sutt
  • spark that ignited the gold rush occurred in May 1848 when Sam Brannan, a  storekeeper in Sutt

  • The fur trade began in the 1500’s as an exchange between Indians and Europeans.
  • The earliest fur traders in North America were French explorers and fishermen who arrived in what is now Eastern Canada during the early 1500’s. Trade started after the French offered the Indians kettles, knives, and other gifts as a means to establish friendly relations. The Indians, in turn, gave pelts to the French.

  • "Thank You" Wall
  • Questions Board:  Students can access a "questions" board 24/7 and anonymously post questions. The teacher can then read off and answer the questions each day.
  • Opinion/Forum:  Educators can post a particular topic or issue, and students can post their opinions on the subject. This is a great building block for teaching students how to write opinion pieces or persuasive essays.
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