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Content description ACDSEH109

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 10 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / World War II / World War II (1939-45)
Content description
The impact of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the Australian home front, including the changing roles of women and use of wartime government controls (conscription, manpower controls, rationing and censorship)
Elaborations
  1. investigating the impact of World War II at a local and national level (for example significant events such as the bombing of Darwin; the Japanese submarine attack on Sydney and the sinking of ships off the Australian coast; the ‘Battle of Brisbane’; the Cowra breakout and the Brisbane Line)
Cross-curriculum priorities
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/2
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Ethical Understanding