What different types of transportation are these men trying to use to get to California?
Cartoonists sometimes exaggerate, or overdo, physical characteristics of people and things. Zoom into a more detailed image of this cartoon and look for examples of exaggeration. Describe one example and explain why it is a form of exaggeration for this situation.
Find out about how people really got to California during the gold rush. Choose one person’s story and provide a summary of it.
What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire?