What is the historical significance of gold? And what impact did it have on the development of Australia?
Use the Gold Rushes Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of the Australian gold rushes and the importance of gold throughout history.
Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK108
This resource is delivered as a 15 page PDF in A4 size.
So, what's included?
✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!
✓ Engaging 1100-word article entitled Gold: How One Metal Shaped the World targeted at a 10-13 year old audience, which not only looks at the Australian gold rushes, but the importance placed on gold throughout history.
✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.
✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension.
✓ Tri-level question guide about the above article.
✓ Gold Rush KW Chart helps to obtain questions for inquiry.
✓ How to Pan for Gold video response worksheet.
✓ The Gold Rush by S. T. Gill image analysis activity.
✓ Gold Rush Towns Wordsearch.
Purchase Issue 07 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au