Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity Booklet
This publication contains a brief history of the Royal Australian Navy RAN) in the First World War. It is accompanied by more than 100 images showing the personnel and vessels of the RAN as they served on operations around the world.
Later we turned again and engaged her on the other broadside. By now her three funnels and her foremast had been shot away and she was on fire aft. We...
Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria
Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity Booklet
The North Africa and Syria Educational Activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria.
Teachers using these materials are encouraged to select specific activities, parts of activities or the broad selection of primary and secondary materials within this learning resource to suit their own purposes.
Chapter 1: North Africa and Syria 1940–1942
At 5.30 am on 3 January 1941, the first major attack by an Australian division in World War II was launched at Bardia in Italian Libya. In three days ...
Kokoda: Exploring the Second World War campaign in Papua New Guinea
Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Education Resource
This resource has been developed to mark the 70th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign. The book contains 12 units of teaching and learning activities for secondary school students. Through this resource, students can learn about the significance and strategic importance of Kokoda, fighting and living conditions, casualties, personal experiences of Australian and Japanese soldiers, General Blamey’s ‘Rabbit Speech’ and modern day pilgrimages to the site. The book includes a DVD, CD ROM and posters providing additional background information and learning activities.
Contents of Resource
Using the publication in the classroom, pp. 3-4
Recommended publications for teachers, pp. 5
Glossary of terminology, pp. 6-8
Unit 1: About the Kokoda Track: 1942 and Today, pp. 9-18
Unit 2: The War in Papua: The Strategic Context, pp. 19-26
Unit 3: Four Peoples at War, pp. 27-40
Unit 4: Jungle Warfare, pp. 41-48
Unit 5: A Fighting Retreat, pp. 49-58
Unit 6: Into the Mountains, pp. 59-68
Unit 7: Milne Bay, pp. 69-78
Unit 8: The Tide Turns, pp. 79-90
Unit 9: The Japanese Besieged–The Battle of the Beachheads: Buna, Gona, Sanananda, pp. 91-98
Unit 10: Casualties, pp. 99-108
Unit 11: Kokoda Veterans’ Accounts, pp. 109-116
Unit 12: Commemoration and the Modern Pilgrimage, pp. 117-125
Australia's Involvement in the Korean War (website)
Tags: Secondary, British Commonwealth Occupation Force (1945 – 1952), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Websites
It was the first major war of a larger conflict, the Cold War. The Cold War was a political, economic and military contest between the two post-war superpowers, the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soviet Union). The Republic of Korea (south) was supported by the United States which persuaded the United Nations to side with her. Australia was one of the 21 members of the United Nations which sent military forces to aid the south. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (north), was backed by China and the Soviet Union.
Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Peacekeeping Operations (1947 – On going), Wartime Snapshot
Tags: Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity Booklet
This resource is aimed at secondary school students and contains over 20 pages of activities.
The online materials draw on the rich collection of photos and the brief history provided in the Australians in World War I: Home Front commemorative publication, which was printed in early 2012 and is the fifth and final book in the series.
Chapter 1: Australia before the war
One Saturday in 1917 a congregation gathered in a little brick church in the Sydney suburb of Erskineville to dedicate a new stained glass window. As ...