Studying Famous Australians can be fun and engaging! With these lapbook activities that perfectly compliment the Australian Year 5 HASS curriculum, your students will explore the controversial character that was Edward Hargraves, expanding their knowledge of Australian Gold Rush history and giving them the opportunity to practise persuasive writing skills.
This lapbook covers the following Australian Curriculum Year 5 HASS content descriptor:
The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony (ACHASSK110)
Students will explore the following topics:
✏ The life and history of Edward Hargraves.
✏ His gold explorations, including his reasons for searching for gold, the controversy he caused and the benefits of his finds for the Australian colonies
✏ Life after his gold finds
✏ Maps of where the gold was discovered: students are given the opportunity to map the location themselves
Included in this engaging resource is:
– instructions on how to assemble your lapbook
– lapbook cover page
– lapbook templates
– mini-book on Edward Hargraves: students can use these to help them answer the questions in their lapbook
– note-taking pages/headings
– persuasvie text/biography/letter/diary templates
If you liked the look of this resource, you may also like these:
— The Great Australian Gold Rush Lapbook Bundle
— Famous Australians of the 1800s – Settlement to Federation Posters
— Life in Colonial Australia Lapbook Bundle
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