In the Yukon Gold Rush, students journey North into the "Land Of The Midnight Sun" and learn about the famous Yukon Gold Rush of 1896. Our unit is divided into three parts with teachers choosing to do all three sections or simply selecting the parts that best meet the needs of each individual class. Part one is a structured section focusing on the historical facts of the Yukon Gold Rush. Students learn about the discovery of gold in 1896, and the explosion of events that followed. Each lesson is also accompanied by a meaningful activity designed to compliment the factual, knowledge-based information conveyed by the reading passage. This Canada lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.