Alaska Klondike Gold Rush

http://youtu.be/1dcsYMTyZcE

The video tells you about how life was during the Alaska gold rush. This may not look like the typical video for a earth science lesson, but the info depicted in the video can lead to class discussions about a number of topics ranging from modern mining to environmental impact of mining now and then. This would be a good hook to use at the end of an intro to a gold mining lesson or Alaska resources lesson. One way to use this video is to do a video worksheet during the film and a class discussion after the film to talk about the topic of mining.