History Course Outline

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History Course Outline
There are four topics;
* Australia in the Vietnam War Era
* Changing Rights and Freedoms
* People Power and Politics in the Post-war Period
* Australia’s Social and Cultural History in the Post-War Period

Australia in the Vietnam War
Inquiry questions
• How did the Australian government respond to the threat of communism after WWII? • Why did Australia become involved in the Vietnam War?
• How did various groups respond to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War? • What was the impact of the war on Australia and/or neighbouring countries? Learn About;
1) Australia’s response to the threat of communism in Asia after WWII including: – Korean War
– ANZUS Treaty
– SEATO Alliance
2) The response to the threat of communism within Australia including: – referendum to ban the Communist Party
– the Petrov Affair
3) Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War
4) Differing views of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War eg: – supporters of the war
– conscientious objectors
– the moratorium movement

5) The impact of the war on ONE of the following:
– Vietnam veterans and families
– Indo-Chinese refugees
– Australian culture
– Australia’s relations with Asia

Changing Rights and Freedoms
Inquiry question
• How have the rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples and other groups in Australia changed during the post-war period? The other groups are migrants and women. Learn About
Students learn about:|
When studying each part, ie Change over Time, Group and Events/Issues, Section A is compulsory, plus EITHER Section B OR Section C| Section A: Aboriginal Peoples| Section B: Migrants| Section C: Women| Change over Time| | |

changing government policies towards Aboriginal peoples over time, including:protectionassimilationintegrationself-determination| the changing patterns of migration 1945–2000| the achievements of the women’s movement in the post-WWII period | Group| | |...
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