Students will learn about:
– The Eureka Stockade
– The Advent of Rail
– The Frontier Conflict
– The Gold Rushes
– Exploration of Australia
– The Expansion of Farming
– Drought within Australia
- The Eureka Stockade: 4 worksheets
mind-map, multiple choice, short answer questions, locating Ballarat on the map, researching the location, drawing and explaining the symbolism behind the Eureka Flag, 2 extended answer questions based on being in the perspective of a successful and/or unsuccessful miner.
- The Advent of Rail: 1 worksheet
short answer questions, multiple choice, true or false statements, benefits of having rail during the mid 19th century
- The Frontier Conflict: 2 worksheets
word definition short answers, problem solving to resolve conflicts between the European settlers and Indigenous peoples, close passage with word bank
- The Gold Rushes: 1 worksheet
Research task to record facts about a significant site in Australia during the gold rush period.
- Drought in Australia: 1 worksheet
short answer word definitions, true or false statements, close-passage with word bank
- Exploration of Australia: 1 worksheet
students fill in a timeline by choosing 5 significant Europeans who went on a voyage to Australia to discover new coastline. Information to be included: the year voyage took place, event and person involved, facts about where they travelled from, the route they took and exactly which part of Australian coastline they discovered.
- Expansion of Farming: 1 worksheet
James Ruse Biography for students to research facts about birth/death date, place of birth, beliefs, significant life events, occupation and fun facts.