California: Reflecting America
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.
This course is applicable towards the California History Certificate.