Designed to compliment the Australian HASS curriculum, this Powerpoint is a great way to revise student understanding and consolidate learning. Use it as a teaching aide, for individual student research or as a whole class revision activity, either way, this Powerpoint will be sure to engage your students interests in the topic as well as expand their knowledge on the social, economic and political impact of the goldrush in Australia and the impact of migration to Australia.
Each slide contains detailed information about the topics below. Age-appropriate language is used to aide students understanding of the topic. Please note: that depending on student ability, additional resources may be required to comprehend the information included in this Powerpoint.
Topics covered in the Powerpoint include:
- The history of gold discovery in Australia, including where it was found and what influenced the fervent desire among colonists and migrants alike to flock to the goldfields.
- Life on the goldfields (Food, Clothing, Tools, Law and Order, Accommodation)
- Where did the diggers come from? Including a brief look at the Chinese diggers and how they were treated on the diggings.
- What was the impact of the goldrush socially, politically and economically?
Students will interact with timelines, maps and a small writing task to gain a better understanding of this key event in Australian history.
As a BONUS: the Powerpoint has been included in PDF form as well as Microsoft Powerpoint.
Also included in this resource is a basic Unit Plan with website resource links to assist you in delivering the content required to complete the The Great Australian Goldrush Lapbook Activities and Unit Plan Please note: This Unit Plan uses the internet as a resource, therefore internet access is essential to be able to follow the Unit Plan. Youtube links are also provided and therefore Youtube access essential also.
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