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Australian Gold Rush: A Golden Democracy – Teaching Presentation

PDF, PowerPoint | 13 pages|Grade: 5

A 13-slide teaching presentation about the political struggles gold miners faced in their efforts to obtain wealth.

This teaching resource is a PowerPoint presentation that teaches students about the political and economic ramifications of the Australian Gold Rush.

Students will explore the working conditions and regulations gold miners adhered to and how political decisions affected the daily lives of these hard-working people. Students will learn the importance of industrial relations and will consider how egalitarian ideals formed during the Gold Rush era influenced workers rights and led to the democracy Australians enjoy today.

This resource is included in Teach Starter’s Australian Gold Rush unit.

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