Gold Rush is a full day, interactive learning experience. It has been described as 'A great, real-life authentic learning experience' and 'outstanding!'
Role-plays, tent making, observation and mapping activities all combine to engross your students in the life of a simulated New South Wales gold field township of 1854.
Set in thick bushland, the thriving, tented township is personalised each day for the participating children.
Businesses are active, licences are bought, and gold is sought and exchanged. Your students won't just learn about this period in Australia's history - they'll live it!
The Gold Rush program addresses the SOSE, English, Technology, Arts, Mathematics, and HPE key learning areas. Through various ways of working students are able to develop Knowledge and Understanding in the following strands:
The year is 1854. Diggers arrive at the goldfields suffering from a seemingly incurable sickness, GOLD FEVER! A thriving, tented township has sprung up, almost overnight, with businesses and diggers tents everywhere.
Will the 'new chums' find their fortune, or will they be swindled by unscrupulous characters or even robbed by bushrangers?
Will they leave rich or destitute?
At the goldfields, new chums will: