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History Syllabus
Inquiry questions
  • What were the differing experiences of various groups during the interwar period?
  • What was the contribution and significance of at least ONE Australian, ONE important event and ONE political development during the interwar period?

Throughout this topic, students work towards all outcomes, with particular focus on those listed below.
A student:

5.1 explains social, political and cultural developments and events and evaluates their impact on Australian life
5.4 sequences major historical events to show an understanding of continuity, change and causation
5.5 identifies, comprehends and evaluates historical sources
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5.6 uses sources appropriately in an historical inquiry
5.7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past
5.8 locates, selects and organises relevant historical information from a number of sources, including ICT, to undertake historical inquiry.



Entertainment and The Cinema

Great Depression

Differing Experiences of Various Groups

Returned Servicemen

Women in the 1920s

Experiences of Aboriginal Australians

The Unemployed

Contribution and Significance of Australians

Don Bradman

John Flynn

Sir Isaac Isaacs

Margaret Preston

Nancy Bird Walton
Significant Individuals Research Task

Important Events

Creating Canberra

Day of Mourning

Death of Phar Lap

Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Political Developments

Political Developments in the 1920s

The Dismissal of Jack Lang


Videos 1920s and 30s
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