The Home Front -- World War 2

World War 2 had a wide impact in Australia, and not only on its military forces. Coping with the exigencies of the war forced many long-lasting changes in Australian culture which impacted on all Australians, regardless of their role in the war.

Using as a basis Robert Lewis's excellent summary initially published in ANZAC Day 2003, this education activity requires participants to closely examine many of the impacts of World War 2 on the "home front".

Working through the activity

This activity consists of 58 tasks/questions in 14 categories (eg Economy, Conscription, Indigenous Australians) which are best addressed consecutively but can be also be approached category by category. The activity is completely self-contained within a single, 18 page Acrobat™ file (370kb).

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All that needs to be done is to download the Acrobat™ file, print pages from it as required and distribute them to activity participants.



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