Yr 9 History Lesson – Robert Menzies Announces Australia’s involvement in WW2

Summary of Lesson Plan:

The aim of this lesson is for students to gain an understanding of Australia’s involvement in WW2. An analysis of PM Menzies’ announcement and declaration of War. Students will describe their own feelings and attitudes towards the War.

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Syllabus Outcomes

  • identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process HT5-5
  • selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences HT5-10

Student Outcomes

  • explain why Australians enlisted to fight in both wars


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