A 13-slide teaching presentation that includes interesting facts about gold, why it is such a prized metal, and how its use shaped modern currency and trade.
This teaching resource is a PowerPoint presentation to use in the classroom when teaching students about the important role gold played in Australian history and why people risked their lives to find this special metal. It includes facts about gold, why it is sought-after, and its significant contribution to currency and trade. Although this teaching presentation is designed to use with the Australian Gold Rush unit, it can also be used independently.
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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