California: Reflecting America

  • SOC-917
  • 3  Credits
  • Online
  • 4.87 out of 5 stars

This course is designed primarily to introduce teachers to Dr. J.S. Holliday's study of past and present relationships which led him to conclude that California's present-day image as a "risk-taking society" is the result of its formative years, especially those years during the Gold Rush and the 1860s through the 1880s. Dr. Holliday's award-winning book, Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California, will be supplemented by other materials dealing with the teaching of California's Gold Rush Period, State Standards, and Technology Integration. A significant portion of the course will focus on teaching history using primary sources.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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