Australian Gold Rush Lesson


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 experiences of people in Australia prior to the 1900s, such as Chinese people on the goldfields in Victoria and New South Wales. 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 worksheet below:

Gold Rush Reading Questions.docx
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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.

Gold Rush Research Worksheet.docx
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Extension activities

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