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Inquiry questions
  • Why was Australia involved in World War II?
  • What were some of the experiences of Australians as a result of their involvement in the war?
  • What was the impact of the war on the Australian home front?
  • How did Australia’s relationship with Britain and the USA change during World War II?

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

A student:

5.2 assesses the impact of international events and relationships on Australia’s history
5.3 explains the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples and other groups in Australia
5.4 sequences major historical events to show an understanding of continuity, change and causation
5.5 identifies, comprehends and evaluates historical sources
5.7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past.

Glossary

Background to War in Europe


Why was Australia involved in World War II?
What were some of the experiences of Australians as a result of their involvement in the war?
What was the impact of the war on the Australian home front?
How did Australia’s relationship with Britain and the USA change during World War II?