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Resources for Learning - Years 4-7

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bullet Gold Rush - ABC Splash videos, a game and a digibook on the Eureka Stockade
bullet Rushes To Riches
bullet The Gold Rush - edublogs
bullet The Australian Gold Rush -
bullet SBS Gold!  Explore the impact of the gold rushes on Australia and uncover the stories of the diggers
bullet Life on the goldfields in the pictures in this virtual gallery
bullet "Charcoal" WIlliams - Gold in Australia. An online book of the life of a Welsh immigrant seeking gold in the 1800s
bullet Australia's Golden History
bullet Gold - The Biggest & The Best - the really big nuggets
bullet Heron's Reef Historic Gold Diggings.  - with a good photo album



bullet Gold Rush game | National Museum of Australia
bullet Sovereign Hill - Interactive Map -
bullet Gold Downunder - When you've learnt all about gold in Australia and how it is used, try the quiz
bullet Bushrangers - Clickable worksheet
bullet Life on the Australian Goldfields - Internet scavenger hunt which will build up your background knowledge of the gold rushes
bullet Are you worth your weight in gold?
bullet Eureka Rebellion 1854





Resources for Teaching

bullet Gold! Gold! Gold - The Language of the Nineteenth-Century Australian Gold Rushes
bullet The Australian Gold Rush - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal
bullet Gold 150 - Exhibit - good source of images for visual literacy
bullet Bushrangers Picture Trail - Picture Australia's collection of bushranger images
bullet Chinese Miners - Scroll well down the page to links to view photographs of Chinese immigrants in the gold rush days.



Sovereign Hill Education - Research Notesfor Primary students


Gold: WebQuest - for Qld Year 5, by Jonathon Clark


Get Smart: Gold RushCopacabana Schools teaching resources


Gold and Civilisation - Student's and Teacher's packs can be downloaded here. They are comprehensive resource for teachers planning a unit of work on the impact the discovery of gold has had on Australia. The teachers' pack also includes information on current mining methods and the uses of gold in contemporary society.