A template students can use to reflect on immigration to Australia while researching their own family ancestry.
This teaching resource provides a template for students to collect information about their family ancestry and where their family originates from in relation to Australia. Students can interview their family members to find out whether anyone in their family tree immigrated to Australia during the Gold Rush period, or which region of Australia their family arose from.
Once completed, this task also makes an interesting, personalised display that reflects classroom diversity.
- Paste photos of the students onto the template provided.
- Cut the template out.
- Paste the template onto coloured card.
- Stick the cards around a world map to make a wall display.
- Place pins into the world map to show where families came from.
- Link string from the card to the pin to show the journey undertaken.
- Gaze in awe at the underlying cultural influences in your classroom.
This resource can be used for an Australian History unit or as a beginning of the year classroom ice-breaker display.
This resource is included in Teach Starter’s Australian Gold Rush unit.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
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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