Although there were many discoveries of gold in Alaska as early as 1849, the greatest gold rush in history began when George Carmack, Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie discovered gold on Bonanza Creek in British Columbia, Canada in 1896.
Yukon Bob takes students back over one hundred years to that exciting era through audio/video aids, a living history presentation and an interesting and lively interactive discussion. Each student is taught how to pan for gold, and gets to keep the gold as a reminder of their learning experience.
We can also provide the students with copies of the famous Robert Service poems, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee". Reprints of an 1899 newspaper can be given to the students as well. And I will give the school library a free book while the supply lasts.
The program can be designed to compliment your existing curriculum, or we can discuss your educational goals and objectives and customize a program for you. Since some topics may be considered sensitive by some I will discuss whether or not your school will allow in depth discussion of related topics such as missionaries, churches, prostitution, gambling, alcohol abuse, animal cruelty and other topics.
Topics covered included; business, chemistry, communications, crime, diversity, ecology, economics, entertainment, geography, geology, hydrology, international relations, meteorology, music, physics, physiology, psychology, recreation, sociology, topology, transportation, zoology and more.