The Australian Gold Rush played an important role in shaping Australia’s social, political and economic landscape. Use this highly engaging Lapbook, designed to compliment the Australian Year 5 HASS curriculum, to teach and guide your students through the importance of this historical event.
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These lapbook activities has the following Australian Curriculum Year 5 HASS content descriptor covered:
– The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony (ACHASSK108)
Topics covered in this Lapbook include:
☺ Finding Gold – Where was it found? Where did they come from?
☺ Life on the goldfields (Food, Clothing, Tools, Law and Order, Accommodation)
☺ What did the goldfields look like? – iPhone snapshot activity
☺ Gold rush timeline activity
☺ Letter home – students are given the task to reflect on the life of a Chinese digger and then write a letter home from the perspective of a Chinese digger.
☺ What was the impact of the goldrush socially, politically and economically?
What you will receive after purchase:
✔ black and white lapbook templates
✔ a basic Unit Plan with website resource links to assist you in delivering the content
✔ instructions on how to assemble your Lapbook as well as how to assemble each each template to go inside the Lapbook.
Take a look at some of the great feedback for this resource:
“Lapbook is great at covering all the content. Thank you!”
“My students loved this! We used it as a way to consolidate our learning of the Australian Gold Rush. It is really effective! Thank you”
“My students saw me setting this up this week and they are so excited to get started tomorrow.”
“The gold rush powerpoint made this book just fall in to place. I was excited for the students to do each next piece. We called it our portfolio of our work about history. Next step, Eureka Stockade – thanks to this lapbook and the powerpoint the students have the best start to the topic they could possible ask for! Thank you x”
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Is there a rubric included in this resource?
How long should it take to complete these lapbook activities?
This Unit is designed to be implemented once a week over a 10 week term.
Can I share this resource with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licences are available for use among more than one person.
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The Unit Plan is a guide only and very simple. Teachers should use their own discretion when implementing. Some questions have been given to help guide student thinking but more specific questions should be added to develop conversation and deeper learning. Students should be encouraged to ask questions themselves as well.
Please note: This Unit Plan uses the internet as a resource, therefore internet access is essential to be able to follow the Unit Plan. Youtube links are also provided and therefore Youtube access essential also.
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