Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Socials 10-2: Barkerville and the effect of the Cariboo rush on different groups.

Today we began by examining a primary source photo of old Barkerville in order to build our analytical skills.  Next, we completed a chart to track the development of the town, its decline and then its renaissance as a tourist/historic site.

We ended the class by using a table and puzzle pieces to assess the impact of the gold rush on different elements of society.  I was pleased with how willing most people were to keep checking their work to get as accurate a table as possible.  Here are the solutions:

If you haven't done so already, please read the textbook section on the Cariboo gold rush.

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