Year 10 History Mandatory
HAND-IN ASSESSMENT TASK
7 August 2014
5 September 2014
NATURE OF TASK
Research for a Newspaper report
IN THIS TASK YOU ARE REQUIRED TO:
● create a celebratory A3 wraparound commemorating the contributions of the Whitlam Government, which is to be included in newspapers across the country ● create a layout design of the A3 wraparound that is creative, engaging and most importantly, informative
● reference all material in the submission in a bibliography What will be included in the wraparound?
The issue will be made up of four different sections. They are: Section 1:
Sequence the key events of the “It’s time” campaign and the Whitlam Labor government between 1971 and 1975, and explain why the election win in 1972 was significant. (Maximum word count – 300 words)
Explain one domestic policy and the impact it had on Australian society (Maximum word count – 400 words)
Explain one foreign policy and the way it changed international relations for Australia (Maximum word count – 400 words)
Editorial comment where you are required to assess the contribution of Whitlam’s policies to young Australians today (Maximum word count 400 words)
What do I need to remember for each section?
● All written work must be supported with primary and secondary sources. These may come in the form of headlines, images, political cartoons etc.
● Keep within the word limit for each section
● Be creative yet ensure information is thorough and accurate ● Note down all sources (images and text based sources) used as they need to be referenced and included in your bibliography
PLEASE FILL OUT AN ASSESSMENT COVER PAGE AND ATTACH IT TO THE FRONT OF YOUR TASK BEFORE SUBMISSION
Syllabus Outcomes Assessed:
5.1 explains social, political and cultural developments and events and evaluates their impact on Australian life
5.2 assesses the impact of international events and relationships on Australia’s history 5.7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past 5.10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written and other forms, including ICT, to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences.
The legacy of the Whitlam Era
"Men and women of Australia! The decision we will make for our country on 2 December is a choice between the past and the future, between the habits and fears of the past, and the demands and opportunities of the future. There are moments in history when the whole fate and future of nations can be decided by a single decision. For Australia, this is such a time. "It's time to create new opportunities for Australians, time for a new vision of what we can achieve in this generation for our nation and the region in which we live. It's time for a new government."
Gough Whitlam’s speech to the Labor Party 13 November 1972
On 2nd December 1972 Australians went to the polls to elect their 21st Prime Minister. Three days later, on 5th December, Gough Whitlam had officially won the election. In hindsight, his victory and term in office was to become one of the most significant and yet controversial periods in Australian history. Little did he know how these words would echo the events of the future and his own fate. Few individuals in Australian history still command debate over their decisions and actions yet Gough Whitlam, to this day, continues to attract both applause and controversy. On 11th July this year Gough celebrated his 98th birthday. As we approach the anniversaries of his election and demise, the Whitlam Institute would like to mark the significant contributions of this individual and his government. Their term in office saw the implementation of policies that changed the social, political and cultural fabric of this country yet few members of the younger generation are aware of their...