The Australian Gold Rush played an important role in shaping Australia’s social, political and economic landscape. This unit, along with its accompanying powerpoint and lapbook activities, will help your students understand why this is and will assist you as the teacher in meeting the Australian Year 5 HASS curriculum requirements.
This unit has the following Australian Curriculum Year 5 HASS content descriptor covered:
– The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony (ACHASSK108)
Included in this bundle (please click on these links for a more thorough preview of what is included in each resource):
— The Great Australian Gold Rush Informative Powerpoint
— The Great Australian Gold Rush Lapbook Activities and Unit Plan
— The Australian Gold Rush Timeline Posters
— The Australian Gold Rush Word Wall
Topics your students will explore throughout this unit:
✏ 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?
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Is there a rubric included in this resource?
How long should it take to complete this unit?
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.