A shared experience fromwhich students will gather new information about thetopic.
In pairs students willvisit an internet site (http://www.lakemunmor-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/onlineworksheets/stage%203/gold.htm) and use the links toanswer questions.
A guest speaker willvisit the school, and provide students with a interestingpresentation on the gold rush, how people lived during the goldrush, the value of gold and its properties. Students will also beable to see gold and will be given the opportunity to askquestions.
Occupationsduring the Gold Rush
As a class, students willtake turns to read a section each from the article related tooccupations during the Gold Rush. Students will become aware of thedifferent occupations for girls and boys. A class discussion willtake place after in relation to the different occupations.
Computers, Internet, GoldInternet Research Instruction sheet and Questions (AppendixB).
Occupations during theGold Rush Article (Appendix C)
3.4, 3.3, 4.1, 4.5, 5.2(Refer to Appendix E)
3.3, 4.2, 4.4 (Refer toAppendix E)
4.1, 4.2. 3,3, 1.3 (Referto Appendix E)
Activities that helpstudents process the information that they havegathered.
Mapping wheregold is found in Australia and Victoria
Students will use theinformation which they have gained during previous activities, tomap where gold is found around Australia, in particular inVictoria. Students may need to use books and posters located aroundthe classroom to assist in the activity
Photos of peopleat work during the Gold Rush
In pairs or small groups,students will use computers and other gold resources around theclassroom, to access pictures/photos of people completing theiroccupations during the gold rush. Each pair/ group will focus on adifferent occupation; dressmaking, weavers, bonnet maker, soapmaker, washwomen, cook, confectioner, blacksmith, cooper, candlemaker, tinsmith, saddle makers, carriage builder etc. They willthen present their photos to the grade and display them around theclassroom
Map of Australia, booksand posters, pencils and tetras
Computers, Internet,Books, Posters, Articles, Videos, and other gold resources.
3.3, 4.5 (Refer toAppendix E)
3.3, 4.1, 1.3, 2.1, 5.2,5.3, 6.3 (Refer to Appendix E)