|Scooped by Laura Griffiths|
This 'Scoop It' site contains resources that are suitable for Stage 3 students who are undertaking the Change and Continuity outcome:
CCS3.1: Explains the significance of particular people, groups, places, actions and events in the past in developing Australian identities and heritage (NSW Board of Studies, 2006, p. 23).
Within this outcome students will learn about:
Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity, including the discovery of gold, and colonial exploration and expansion (NSW Board of Studies, 2006, p. 61)
The resources chosen allow students to learn about all different aspects of the Australian gold rush including the Eureka Stockade, the Australian goldfields, Aboriginal and Chinese perspectives of life on the goldfields and the impact the gold rush had on Australia. The teacher when using these resources must remember to connect the content the students are learning to how the gold rush had an impact on shaping Australia's identity.
Resource: NSW Board of Studies (2006).
Human society and its environment: K-6 syllabus. Sydney: Author.