A fun mapping activity for students to pinpoint gold finds and gold rush locations between 1851 to 1893 on a map of Australia.
Students will use their mapping skills to find and label goldfield locations. This resource includes 32 gold nuggets that detail gold rush locations and the year mine sites were established. Blank gold nuggets are available for students to add additional goldfields relevant to particular states or regions. An answer sheet is included for student or teacher marking.
Print in A3 for the best results.
This resource is part of 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 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
The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony
The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony
The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony
The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them
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