A Venn diagram template designed to allow students to compare and contrast the pros and cons of Indigenous peoples helping miners and the establishment of the Native Police Force during the Australian Gold Rush.
This teaching resource is a template Venn diagram designed for students to reflect upon the information they have learned about Indigenous involvement in the gold rush and the establishment of the Native Police Force as part of the Australian Gold Rush unit. Students will consider the pros and cons of Indigenous Australians helping miners, and how the establishment of the Native Police Force might have affected families, territories and relationships within Indigenous nations and communities.
This task can be used to gauge prior knowledge or as a post-assessment task to the lesson or unit.
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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