Depth study 3 – Australians at war (part 2) World War II (1939-1945)

A student-led history learning sequence, where students review the causes of the World War II, why men enlisted and where Australians fought.

Students create a series of pages (digital or paper) to explain the chronology of events or problems from the end of World War I in 1918 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

Each student will choose one of the following events or problems:

  • Treaty of Versailles
  • The League of Nations
  • The Great Depression
  • Japanese Expansion
  • Rise of Fascism
  • Hitler and the Nazi party
  • Nationalism
  • Lebensraum
  • Appeasement – Munich Agreement
  • Ribbentrop- Molotov Pact

Pages should contain the following information:

  • one or two pictorial primary sources
  • an outline of each event or process that lead to the outbreak of war.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from History K-10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

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