Australian Gold Rush Unit Plan

Teach Starter Publishing
9 x lessons | Suitable for years: 5

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.

It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60-minutes duration, with the opportunity for multi-session student activities.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

A knowledge check for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can also be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.

To read more about these amazing resources, check out Emma’s blog Eureka! It’s a Gold Rush Unit Plan (+ Assessment!)

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  • Angie Watts
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    Amazing Resources :) Thanks

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)
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      You're so welcome, Angie! I hope you enjoy sharing this unit of work with your students. Have a wonderful day!

  • Lisa Pratt
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    Thank you for these resources. It has meant that I've hit the ground running.

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hey Lisa, thank you for sharing you lovely feedback. It is great to hear your class will be using this unit this year!

  • Andrea Thomas
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    These resources are fabulous! Thanks Royce

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hey Andrea, thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback. It has been a lot of fun collaborating with experts and thinking up fun ideas for students to learn with., so great to see this has been received well. I hope your class enjoy these activities.