An advent calendar style poster for students to identify, inquire about and collect information that relates to the Australian Gold Rush.
Print this poster-style activity in A3 and display it in the classroom. Each gold nugget on the poster features a fact. Students will need to pay attention to details given that help them place the right facts in the right places. When students think they know the answer, they write or paste the answer over the relevant gold nugget. By the end of the Australian Gold Rush unit, students will have all their gold nuggets full of interesting facts they have learned.
This advent calendar is included in Teach Starter’s Australian Gold Rush unit. However, it may also be used as an independent task, either in conjunction with Australian Gold Rush teaching presentations or by having students independently research the facts and record their progress on individual A4 versions of the poster. It may also be set up as a side activity or class competition.
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Australian Gold Rush Unit Plan
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.
Australian Curriculum alignment
The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony
The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony
The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony
The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed
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