Teaching Resource

Australian Gold Rush: Race to Eureka – Game

PDF | 1 page|Grade: 5

An interactive gold-panning game in which students explore scenarios of reward, penalisation and inequality.

This teaching resource is an interactive game that allows students to experience the action of gold-panning. The game includes various scenarios in which students cultivate empathy for miners on the goldfields while playing a game that explores the concepts of reward, penalisation and inequality. No one is safe, and anyone can strike it large!

Play this game as a lesson warm-up/down, or include it as a group competition that runs alongside the Australian Gold Rush unit.

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

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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