to our teacher's corner! This section of the Mining the Motherlode Website
is designed to assist educators in preparing lessons on historic Wells,
hardrock mining and gold. Though the exercises and lessons outlined
are aimed at grades 5 and 10, most can be adapted to any grade level planning
an virtual or ACTUAL visit to Wells. As a general guideline,
use the grade 5 outline and links for elementary levels and the
grade 10 exercises and outline for the high school level.
school districts in British Columbia visit nearby (8 kilometres away)
Barkerville Historic Town in grades 5 and 10 as a part of their curriculum,
so this is a unique opportunity to include Wells in your Barkerville
benefits of visiting both towns include learning about two different types of mining rushes (placer
mining in Barkerville and lode mining in Wells) in separate time periods
(1860's Barkerville vs. 1930's Wells). It provides students with an
opportunity to study and analyze in depth an important Canadian natural
resource industry. Wells also has a special distinction of being one of the few
communities to thrive during the Great Depression that hit most of North
America and Europe during the 1930's. While the rest of the world was
enduring great hardship and employment was at an all time low, Wells
was riding on an economic high. This makes Wells an excellent case-study
for this time period.
here...use the side bar to choose grade 5 (elementary level) or grade
10 (high school level) for the rest of the educational portion of the site.
is a resource section containing all sources, links and glossaries for
the site and a teacher's resource guide available for classroom use.
Complete Teacher's Resource Guide!
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