This Wiki space is for a 4th grade Social Studies unit called Carolina Gold. It integrates social studies with information skills and the computer/technology skills curricula.

Curriculum Framing Questions:

Essential Question: Is all that glitters gold?

Unit questions: How has the discovery of gold affected people and places?

Content questions:
  • What is gold and why is it valuable?
  • Where was gold first discovered in the U.S.?
  • How did the discovery of gold in North Carolina compare to the gold rush that took place in California and the Klondike ?

Unit Plan
Student Sample
Unit Support
Carolina Gold

Charley Jones digital diary

Project reflection checklist

4th grade bibliography guidelines

Research checklist

Storyboard directions for digital diary

Web resources:
** elements/gold/gold.htm**