Australian Gold Rush Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the role of gold mining had in Australian history. They will develop an awareness of the key people, events, and concepts associated with this event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading and research options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Readings


Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions below:

Step 2: Answer the questions by reading the webpage below:


Option 2: Internet research


Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.


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Extension activities