Australian Gold Rushes - Pantastic Adventures unit

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The gold rushes were a tumultuous time in Australian history, leading to widespread changes in Australian society. Pantastic Adventures is a comprehensive and engaging guide to the Australian gold rushes and their impacts on the developing nation. Use as a whole unit or just select sections to suit your classroom's needs. The unit covers life during and after the gold rushes, including:

★ early gold discoveries
★ discovery of gold
★ Edward Hargraves
★ gold rush migration (including travelling to the goldfields)
★ goldfield locations
★ mining techniques
★ striking it rich
★ gold licences
★ life on the goldfields
★ major gold discoveries
★ living on the goldfields (social conditions, surviving, law on the goldfields)
★ people on the goldfields (merchants, women, children, Chinese migrants, Aboriginal people)
★ consequences of the goldfields (social, political, economic, geographic, environmental)

This unit plan is specifically targeted towards Year 5 students under the Australian Curriculum.

This 'print and go' resource requires students to interact with gold rush lives and events through text passages and related comprehension questions (in text, deduction and text-to-self). Learning experience also include mapping, internet research, Y-charts and point-of-view research.

Pantastic Adventures includes
★ 94 pages including text passages, maps, student response pages and answer keys.
★ Answer keys are included for easy, pain-free marking.

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★ low-prep
★ teacher answer keys included

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Aligned with Australian Curriculum descriptors

ACHHK095 - The impact of a significant development or people on a colony.
ACHHS098 - Sequencing historical events/people.
ACHHS099 - Using historical terms/concepts.
ACHHS102 - Locating data related to inquiry questions.
ACHHS105 - Developing texts which incorporate source materials.

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Australian Gold Rushes - Pantastic Adventures unit
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