Inventions can help solve problems. Levi Strauss invented and designed the blue jeans, a durable pair of pants during the Gold Rush Era. McGraw-Hill Wonders Grade 4 Unit 5 Week 3 takes a look at inventors. This resource add to what your students are learning.
Students read a brief background on the California Gold Rush and a primary source on one man's experience prospecting for gold. They then answer 15 questions of varying degrees of difficulty, complete one creative task, and analyze 5 images (prompts provided). The answers are provided where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!