A 17-slide teaching presentation that explores the challenges, hardships and glory of a life spent digging on the Australian goldfields.
This teaching resource is a PowerPoint presentation to teach students about those who left their everyday lives in an effort to strike it rich on the Australian goldfields. It educates students about the ambitious journeys, austere living conditions and ongoing resilience of ‘diggers’ from multiple backgrounds and cultures.
This resource is included in Teach Starter’s Australian Gold Rush unit.
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Australian Gold Rush Unit Plan
This Australian Gold Rush unit investigates the historical discovery of Australia’s Gold Rush period, from the mid-to-late 1800s. Ideas include the discovery of gold, mining lifestyle, wealth and success, social consequences, and how these shaped the Australia we live in today.
Australian Curriculum alignment
The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony
The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony
The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony
The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed
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