The Gold Rush (Inquiry-Based Learning Series)

Author: Marion Littlejohn Publisher: HTAV Length: 40pp plus CD Item number: 1044 ISBN: 978 1 875585 96 0 AU $55.00 (incl GST)


How did the Gold Rush change Victoria?

A complete blackline master unit of work for teachers.

This teacher resource explores a pivotal moment in Victoria’s history. It uses a range of primary and secondary sources to address the following inquiry questions:

  • How did the gold rush change Victoria?
  • Who came to the gold rush?
  • How was life on the diggings?
  • Why was Eureka so important?


  • Primary source documents and images
  • Historical context
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Stimulating inquiry questions
  • Step-by-step lessons that can be followed or adapted
  • Activities for a range of learning styles
  • Assessment tasks
  • CD of sources for easy printing

Includes glossary, bibliography, websites and useful facts.


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