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Educational Resources - Mining Booms and Busts

Archival photos of 3 miners standing next to two railcars full of rocks.

Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch Mining Booms and Busts.


 

2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)


 

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers) and distribute to class.

- Guided Notes (answers)


 

4. Discussion Cards (PDF)


 

5. Class Activity - Land Subsidence: Poor Mining Practices

The Lead Subsidence Video 

Related - Cave-In Raises Alarm About Abandoned Mines and Sinkholes Lurking in Black Hills


 

Episode Script

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