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Content description ACDSEH107

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 10 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / World War II / World War II (1939-45)
Content description
An examination of significant events of World War II, including the Holocaust and use of the atomic bomb
Elaborations
  1. investigating the scale and significance of the Holocaust, using primary sources
  2. explaining the race to build the atomic bomb (by Germany, Japan, the US) and why the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Cross-curriculum priorities
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/2
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural understanding