Year 9 History – Assessment Task Topic: Movement of people within the Gold Fields



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Year 9 History – Assessment Task

Topic: Movement of people within the Gold Fields

The Gold Rush in Victoria during the 1850s was a very busy and interesting time in Australian History. People from all over the world came to places such as Ballarat to find their fortune in the dirt of Victoria. Living conditions were tough and most of the migrants were men.

You need to choose ONE of the following topics:


  1. During the 1850s there were obvious racist attitudes towards groups such as the Chinese, these attitudes became apparent during the Gold rush in Victoria. How did this culture impact on the social and economic status of these minority groups?



  1. “Life in the Victorian gold fields in the 1850s was difficult for minority groups such as the Chinese, especially as racism was widely acceptable.” Discuss



  1. “The Victorian gold fields gave minority groups a chance for a better life during the 1850s, providing stability and opportunities in new surroundings”. Discuss.

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ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

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Student has demonstrated a high level of knowledge and use of historically accurate information. Information is highly detailed and includes specific examples.
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Essay is correctly structured with all components of an essay present.


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Student has demonstrated a high level of ability to use evidence to support arguments. Evidence has been chosen well and is highly relevant to the argument.


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Use of correct spelling and grammar. Essay is presented in a neat and easy to read manner.


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Student has used correct referencing skills and has included complete bibliographic details.


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EXTENSION CRITERIA

Student has demonstrated a high level of skill in the analysis of historical context. Student has understood the role of bias, and understands the impact of context on information.
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The student has demonstrated an in depth development of a consistent argument, creating a comprehensive, clear and fluid contention that continues throughout the essay.


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