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Klondike National Historic Sites of Canada

Learning Experiences


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Fact Sheets

National Historic Site Fact Sheets are an excellent resource for students.

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

The "Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History" project, based at the University of Victoria, the Université de Sherbrooke and the University of Toronto,  is based on the premise that students can be drawn into Canadian history and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold cases.

Who Discovered Klondike Gold

 Who Discovered Klondike Gold?
This web site offers a wide range of primary and secondary archival material to help you understand the people credited with the discovery of Klondike Gold as well as the historical context of their discovery. It features lesson plans and activities designed for Grades 5 to 12. However, it will fascinate anyone who wants to learn more about the subject.

Mystery Quests

These interactive, user-friendly lessons are designed for use by individuals working alone or with a partner; suggestions for adapting these resources for use by an entire class are found in the "Teacher Notes" attached to each MysteryQuest.

For Age Category 11-14: Mystery Quest 23 -- Should I Join the Rush?
For Age Category 14-16: MysteryQuest 24 – Impact of the Gold Rush 
For Age Category 16-18: MysteryQuest 22 – Who Should Receive the Credit?