Teacher guide New Gold Mountain. Chinese on the goldfields

TLF ID M018255

This resource provides teaching and learning activities exploring the history and contribution of the Chinese on the Australian goldfields in 19th century Australia. The PDF booklet provides teacher's notes, historical background and reproducible student activities which focus on the gold rushes and the Victorian goldfields. The resource includes extensive primary source materials including images and text extracts from the period to support interpretative and text analysis activities.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is highly valuable in supporting the development of knowledge and understandings of the influences and impacts of the Chinese in the Australian colonies in the Australian history curriculum and the Victorian AusVELS for Year 5.
  • The resource provides highly valuable primary sources and classroom activities that provide opportunities for students to develop historical skills particularly in the areas of source analysis and perspectives and interpretations.
  • The cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia is addressed via a focus on the achievements and contributions of the peoples of China during the gold rushes.
  • The resource will also be a valuavle source of content for the "Making a nation" depth study in Year 9 history.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State of Victoria
  • Organization: State of Victoria
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Sovereign Hill Museums Association
  • Organization: Sovereign Hill Museums Association
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC
  • URL: http://education.sovereignhill.com.au/
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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