The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) and the Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966) represent significant turning points in both Australian military history and the history of Australia’s international relations. An understanding of these conflicts also helps explain why Australia became involved in the Vietnam War (1962-1972).
Australians in World War I: Australian Light Horse – Palestine 1916-1918
Tags: Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity Booklet
The Australian Light Horse – Palestine 1916-1918 activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians in World War I: Australian Light Horse – Palestine 1916-1918.
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: Palestine 1916–1918
The bombardment of the Russian ports of Odessa, Sevastopol and Feodosia on 29 October 1914 signalled Turkey’s entry into World War I. Within a few d...
Tags: Primary, Secondary, Boer War (1899 – 1902), First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), British Commonwealth Occupation Force (1945 – 1952), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Peacekeeping Operations (1947 – On going), Education Resource
This educational resource provides teachers and students with self-contained classroom ready activities and teaching strategies to investigate the roles and experiences of Australian women during more than a century of wars, conflicts and peace operations.
It highlights the roles of wimen since 1899 in the services and their home front experiences. The resource includes an introductory DVD and a CD ROM with ten interactive classroom activities.
Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Malayan Emergency (1948 – 1960), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Indonesian Confrontation (1963 – 1966), First Gulf War (1991), Second Gulf War (2003 – 2009), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Peacekeeping Operations (1947 – On going)
Discover and imagine, through letters, journals, newspaper clippings and telegrams, what life was like for Australians during WorldWarI. Learn about the origin and historical significance of Anzac Day through research-based activities. Find out tips on how to plan and conduct your own commemorative ceremony.
Activities include: WWI - WWII - Korean War - Malayan Emergency - Vietnam War - Indonesian Confrontation - First Gulf War - War on Terror - Second Gulf War - Peacekeeping Anzac Day
Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education Resource
This resource offers a range of teaching activities to enable exploration of the Australian experience on the Western Front. The activities incorporate a rich selection of written and illustrated primary sources.