A teaching presentation that serves as a pop quiz to explore students’ knowledge of Australian history and the culture we see today.
Use this teaching presentation to spark the beginning of an Australian history unit or to quiz what students have retained. This could be done individually or as a group activity. Student answer sheets are also included, as well as answers for teacher marking.
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 contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation
The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and environments
Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia since Federation (including from ONE country of the Asia region) and reasons they migrated
The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony
Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival
The journey(s) of AT LEAST ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts
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
Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800
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