In your book put the heading Aboriginal Dreamtime and then
visit the following site. It has a good collection of Dreamtime
one that interests you and write one paragraph in your book explaining what
it is about.
b) Explain what moral or events, in the story the Aboriginal People
could use to teach young Aboriginal children how to think or behave; or could base some of their Aboriginal laws on.
c) make a quick coloured
picture in your book that illustrates a scene from this Dreamtime story:
2. Explore these interactive maps of the early Australian indigenous
population. Select the Aboriginal group that lived or lives closest to where
you are living now, and write a magazine style article of the history of
this group. Include illustrations.
The Voting groups
in Australia at the time of Federation
5. War Posters and Trench warfare of WWI. Print
this activity sheet off and
do the activities. Answer the questions and paste the completed diagram in
6. The Von Schlieffen Plan
|7. CONSCRIPTION DURING WW1
- YES OR NO????
The Conscription Debate
It is 1916 and you are 17 years old, and a guy! (Sorry girls!)
Read carefully the following web page, and then in your book, describe
argument you had with the 17 year old kid next door (neighbour).
You were against conscription, he was for it.
(By the way, your name is O'Flarrity!)
After making some good research notes, video a role-play of the
argument. Play some 'arguments' to the class and discuss what points
or issues could have been included.
b) Describe the experiences of
Australians in the Gallipoli campaign.
Include in this task a brief overview of -
I. Why the Allies invaded the Gallipoli
II The main battles
III Their fighting and living conditions
IV The withdrawal from the peninsula
In completing this task, briefly quote from, or refer to a variety
Present your findings in the above task in one of the following
PowerPoint presentation, point form notes, video
cartoon or sketch book, or a series of diary
entries (historic fiction.)
c) Write a one page magazine style article (200 -300 words) on the ANZAC
Legend and how it was created.
Present it in an interesting way with at least one
illustration. Use the following site as a
starting point for your research: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANZAC_spirit
Other good sites about the ANZAC period:
10. THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Work through the following activities on the Great
Depression - Look at your syllabus content dot points to see what you need
Free soup for unemployed
http://www.42explore2.com/depresn.htm Introduction to the Depression -
Just read the basics.
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression Just read the bit next
to the picture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression Just read the beginning
part next to the picture of the woman.
Look at the pictures at this
Photo Essay on the effects of the Depression in America.
e) Your Turn!
But do a) - d) above first! Write The
Causes of the Great Depression in the middle of a new double
page. Around this heading make a mind map
listing all of the causes of the depression. Use the above sites.
could use autoshapes (View/Tools/Drawing - will
get this option on the bottom left of your screen.)
f) Using the following site (and your own research),
design a mind map in you book on a new page that shows the
social effects/ impacts of the Depression on the different
groups /sections of the Australian society:
Heading for your notes: The Great Depression Hits Australia.
type mind map in a Google Image search, you will see a variety of
g) Use Google image
search to find some good pictures from the Depression to illustrate your
h) Read this web page carefully ( http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/great-depression) and
then explain how the Australian Government reacted to the Great
Depression. What actions did it take, did these help the situation
for the people effected by the depression or help the economy to
Explain the above in note form, or as a strip cartoon or
1. Write and video role-plays, of interviews from the time.
In groups of three, do research for some material you can use to use to
write a role play. Write a role play where you are interviewing a person
during the Great Depression. Your class
groups can select to present views from people of different social
backgrounds, occupations or circumstances. One group can interview Jack
Rate the interviews on:
i. Audience interest in the interview, and
ii. How historically accurate, and relevant is the information you include in
your interview; Information on one of the following aspects of the
depression: the causes, the effects on society, and government responses or political
impacts of the depression.
2. Write your own photo essay, similar to the one seen in d) above.
Only write your photo essay about the Depression in Australia.
The Dismissal of a NSW Premier
this site, write out
about 8 points explaining this event.
b) Pick one cartoon and explain what message it is making.
digital essay, or video a role-play to present your
research findings on the dismissal of the NSW Premier Jack Lang.
12. At the following site click and do the student quizzes on this
Australia's general history in the 19th and 20th centuries
a) Research activity:
Make an interactive timeline of the history
of immigration in Australia.
From dates on the timeline related to different cultural groups or
changes in government policy, have hyperlinks to additional pictures, or
video clips or additional information.
Include the main dates in the history of the White Australia Policy as
well on the timeline.
Point form overview of 50 years of Post WWII immigration
b) At the following site click and do the student quizzes on this
the development of Australia’s multicultural policies?
14. Australia in World War II
16. Skim read all of the following web page
The ’60s culture … and beyond and then make some point-form notes
in your book about the different aspects of social change in the Sixties.
Or present the information as a series of cartoon sketches.
Or create a 1960s character. Have him or her write a number of diary entries
that describe and show his or her reactions to events and social changes of
the time. (This video might give you some ideas:
'The Beatles are Dangerous':
and Native Title
Read the sources on the above link and then
answer the questions in complete sentences in your book. You must use
some of the words from the questions, and the sources in your answers.
Also do the mind map in your book.
Changing attitudes to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.
19. The Whitlam Era
Policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
21. The Freedom Rides.
Pretend you were one of the University students
that went on the freedom ride. Write an account of the event. In your
account explain why you went on
the ride, what events happened during the
ride and what effects resulted from the freedom ride. (1- 1/2 pages)
Use this info. page to help you.
22. Australia's International Relations between the wars.
a) From your text book and the Internet, make some brief point-form notes on
Australia as a Global Citizen
· Australia’s role in the following:
United Nations, including UNESCO, and UN conventions
regional agreements, including Colombo Plan, APEC
outline key developments in Australia’s role within
the UN in the post-war period
assess an achievement of Australia in its role within
explain the purpose of Australia’s regional agreements
|b) Make notes from this
site on anything you don't have notes on, and then do the quiz at the bottom
of the site. Record your score in your workbook:
War Australian International Relations
Alternative task - Write
a speech titled: "Don't Be an Ostrich - Why we all should be
informed about Australia's place in the world, and the history of
Australia's involvement in International Relations."
'First Fleet Re-enactment'
Old Parliament House, Canberra
Sir Henry Parkes- the "Father of Federation."
Sir Edmund Barton- the first Prime Minister of the new Commonwealth of
Women working in a munitions factory (bullets and
artillery shells etc.)