A 10-slide teaching presentation that explores immigration and diversity during the Australian Gold Rush and how it shaped the multicultural Australia we know today.
This teaching resource is a PowerPoint presentation that explores the many different cultures that contributed to Australia during the Gold Rush period. Students will learn more about the successes people enjoyed and the social issues they faced and will gain a greater understanding of how the movement of individuals and the introduction of new cultures influenced Australia, then and now.
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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