Conduct a debate concerning the Gold Rush.

Conduct a debate concerning the Gold Rush in your Learning Team. Half of the Learning Team will assume the position that the Gold Rush was an overall positive occurrence for California.

Each side should first post an initial argument with facts that support its argument. After each side has posted their initial argument, Learning Team members should rebut the other side’s argument.

Consider the following issues:

  • Overall social and cultural effects of the Gold Rush on California
  • Life in the Mines
  • Law and Justice within the Mines
  • Methods of Mining

    We each need to state what our final position on the gold rush is. -Please do not forget your speaker notes-

Prepare a 3 -slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you summarize your Learning Team’s debate and your final position on the net-positive or net-negative influence of the Gold Rush on California.

  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

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