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ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Content description ACDSEH096

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 9 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / World War I / World War I (1914-1918)
Content description
The impact of World War I, with a particular emphasis on Australia (such as the use of propaganda to influence the civilian population, the changing role of women, the conscription debate)
Elaborations
  1. graphing the proportion of Australian servicemen who died during World War I, compared to that of other countries involved in the war
  2. investigating examples of the war’s impact on Australia’s economy and society (for example the development of the steel industry in Newcastle and the implementation of the War Precautions Act)
  3. identifying the groups who opposed conscription (for example trade unionists, Irish Catholics) and the grounds for their objections
  4. studying the first and second referenda on conscription, including the division within the Labor Party over this issue
  5. explaining the treatment of people of German descent during the war (for example their classification as ‘enemy aliens’ and placement in internment camps, as well as their depiction in government propaganda)
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology capability
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural understanding