World War II (Inquiry-Based Learning Series)

Author: Jo Leech Publisher: HTAV Length: 40pp plus CD Item number: 1045 ISBN: 978-1-875585-99-1 AU $55.00 (incl GST)


Was World War II Australia's worst conflict?

A complete blackline master unit of work for teachers.

This unit examines Australia’s involvement in World War II. It uses a range of primary and secondary sources to address the following inquiry questions:

  • Who fought in WWII and why?
  • Why did the main players behave the way they did?
  • Which was the worst concentration camp in WWII?
  • Were Australians really under threat on the home front?
  • Was Menzies or Curtin the better wartime prime minister?


  • Primary source documents and images
  • Historical context
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Stimulating inquiry questions
  • Step-by-step lessons that can be followed or adapted
  • Activities for a range of learning styles
  • Assessment tasks
  • CD of sources for easy printing

Includes glossary, maps, websites and useful facts.

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