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Australian Gold Rush: That's Gold! – Teaching Presentation

PDF, PowerPoint | 13 pages|Grade: 5

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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