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Content description ACDSEH024

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 10 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / World War II / World War II (1939-45)
Content description
An overview of the causes and course of World War II
  1. outlining the contributing factors of World War II (for example the outcomes of the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations; the rise of Hitler and Japan’s imperial ambitions)
  2. identifying key events in the European theatre of war (for example Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939; the Holocaust from 1942–45; the Russians reaching Berlin in 1945
  3. identifying key events in the Asia-Pacific theatre of war (for example the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941; the fall of Singapore in 1942; the American victory at the Battle of Midway in 1942)
Cross-curriculum priorities
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking