Today we began our new unit. I started by giving the test result out and then we discussed the geographic and imperialistic pressures on early BC. Next, we started to consider the gold rush. We looked at the California and the effects of those miners coming north to BC at the close of the California rush. We revisited pp. 213-16 in the text and then we met in groups of four to strategize as if we were Governor James Douglas inundated with thousands of gold-hungry Americans. We ended by sharing some of our solutions while ordering them as short. mid. or long term solutions.