January 25, 2023

Guided Primary Source Analysis: The Way They Go to California

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 … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Home of the Deer

Currier & Ives. "The home of the deer." c1870. Summary: Deer on the edge of a stream with trees and waterfall in the background. … [Read more...]