Women in World War 2

1 12 2010

Go the the following website and answer the following questions:


Look at these advertising images of the WAAAF.

1. Describe what the posters are promising women.

2. What sort of jobs are being offered?

3. To whom are the advertisements directed?

4. What is the intended response?

5. How do the advertisements try to achieve their aims?

6. Do you think they would be likely to be successful? Why?

Complete your answers on a pages document. Please ensure your answers are in FULL sentence answers.

When you have finished this, you will need to ensure that you booklet is in the correct order ready to be handed in.

The order is as follows:

1. Maps of Different regions in WA – Regions, Mining Centres, Climatic Regions
2. Factors that control climate.
3. Drawing Climatic Regions
4. Comparing Climatic Regions
5. Climatic Graph Assessment Task
6. Swan river Colony
7. Convicts of the Swan River Colony
8. Battle of Pinjarra
9. Establishing the Swan River Colony Assessment Task
10. A State Law
11. Gold Newspaper Article
12. Money on the Goldfield
13. Living on the Goldfields Handout.
14. Federation “Who’s Who”
15. Federation handout.



26 10 2010

Please open this site for an introduction to the Federation of Australia.

The Stolen Generations

12 10 2010

LESSON AIMS:  To gain an understanding of what is the “Stolen Generation”.  Who this policy would impact on?  Consequences of the future.

TASKS:  Watch the and read all the media provided.

This first video is a scene from “Rabbit Proof Fence”  Although it is a movie, many reports state how real the scene was to our history.

Next go to the website http://www.racismnoway.com.au

  • Click on the classroom tab.
  • Click on fact sheets and view all.
  • By scrolling down, locate and read through the “Terra Nullius” fact sheet and “The Stolen Generations” fact sheet.

This next video is a lady recalling when she was taken from her mother.  She also shares her thoughts about Kevin Rudd’s apology.

I was unable to link this page, so you will need to go to google and type in “Lola Edwards”  A video titled “I was holding onto mums dress” should come up. View this video.

Now go to the website http://www.creativespirits.info

  • Click on Aboriginal Culture
  • Politics and Media
  • Finally click on Stolen Generation Stories.
  • Read through a couple of recounts about people who were removed from their families.

The following video is the Apology made from Kevin Rudd in 2009.

This video is the reaction of the Parliament and the people outside Parliament house.

Now think of some points you would like to share with the class about what you have learnt.

It is not a nice part of Australian History, but it is our History.

14 09 2010

Go to the website http://www.fremantleprison.com.au

Then click on the Education Link.  And select the Education Resources Page.

Then you need to download the resource “Convict Biographies”

You are then required to read through the biographies of the convicts.  Complete the attached table and save in your S & E File as “Convicts in the Swan River Colony”