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“The Gold Rush Era, 1848-1865 Exhibition Website Review 1
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(2) With technology at an all time high, educators have heavily incorporated computers and the internet into the classroom. By integrating technology into education, students access websites that allow them to delve deeper into the subject they are learning. The internet contains limitless resources that enhance education, while making learning enjoyable. Although there are many advantages in doing so, there are disadvantages as well. The most important disadvantage is the quality of the information and sources researched. Unreliable sources are prominent and identifying the quality of the sources is often difficult. History, in particular, is the study of past events. These events contain factual information that can easily be misconstrued. In “ The Gold Rush Era, 1848-1865 ” exhibition written by Joshua Paddison and the University of California, the historical content of the Gold Rush was explained via the internet. In this exhibition, Paddington discusses the negative impacts the Gold Rush Era made on California during the nineteenth century. The website contains historical content of the Gold Rush Era from 1848 through 1865. The website discusses the impact mining had on California that rapidly altered the population and environment. The site contained six exhibitions that opened to new windows, providing an
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