|Working with the San Francisco Unified School District, the Gold Rush Trail Foundation has helped create state-certified history programs for the fourth and seventh grades. Education programs will also be supported through affiliation with the City of San Francisco, The Mechanics Institiute Library, The California Historical Society, and The Society of California Pioneers. Additional resources for research about San Francisco history and the Gold Rush include the San Francisco Public Library, the Museum of the City of San Francisco, and the California State Library.
Now! Gold Rush Trail lesson plans available to all S.F. schools
After several years of testing, most fourth and eighth grades in San Francisco public schools are learning California history at historic sites in the City. The GRT Foundation has funded teacher training, curriculum development and lesson materials for use at Rincon Center History Room. Children are now learning by seeing where history was made.
As the program proceeds, other sites will be added. Schools outside SFUSD, throughout the Bay Area, may take advantage of this Learning by Seeing program with teaching materials at nominal cost.
The Gold Rush Trail Foundation is a volunteer organization and receives no city, state, or federal funds. It is supported by foundations, businesses and citizens interested in furthering its mission. For further information, please write to: The Gold Rush Trail Foundation, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, call: (510) 981-0549, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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