Vida Goldstein and Australian Democracy


This is a fantastic learning tool for stage 3 students who are completing the History unit: Australia as a Nation. Includes: 12 informational slides and 3 worksheets


  • File Size: 1MB
  • File Type: PDF
  • Number of Pages: 16

Vida Goldstein Informational PowerPoint (12 informational slides)
This powerpoint presentation contains key facts about Vida Goldstein’s life and her contribution to Australian democracy. It includes definitions of key words (politician, feminist, suffrage, social reform, petition and social welfare) so that students can comprehend vocabulary used in this resource. It covers the following topics:
– What is a democracy?
– Significant events in Vida Goldstein’s life
– Vida Goldstein’s contributions:
– Social reforms
– Advocated laws
– What is a sweatshop?
– The Anti-Sweating League
– The Factory Act. (1896)
– Poorly affected trades
– Reflection questions

This PowerPoint compliments the worksheets attached that can be used together for a strong understanding of Australia as a nation. The Powerpoint includes information retrieved from quality sources so that students learn about accurate facts during the development of Australian solidarity.

Vida Goldstein Worksheet (2 pages in total)
– Contains 15 questions for students to answer to test their knowledge from the PowerPoint slides
– Writing space is included for students to paste straight into their history books

Vida Goldstein Biography Worksheet (1 page in total)
Fill in Vida Goldstein’s personal biography that documents her beliefs, occupations, place and country of birth, significant events, birth/death dates and fun facts!

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Very thorough content and all aligned to Aust Curriculum.  Great resource to the unit.

    Belinda M

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Thank you very helpful for my Australian unit. Saved me lots of time. 

    Lozz K

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Exactly what a teacher needs when they have early finishers and they are working with a child/children and need others to continue working independently. 

    Molly B

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great colourful resources. Loved the sorting activity- it provided for lots of discussion.

    Sue W

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great content and appropriate language for my year six students. Thanks for taking the time to create this resource and for sharing it. 

    Cassie O

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