The Darwin Bombings Resource Bundle
How did World War II come to Australian soil?

Use the Bombing of Darwin Resource Bundle to answer this question and engage your students in a wider study of World War II on the Australian home front or, for younger students, how we commemorate the war.

Australian Curriculum Links: ACDSEH109

This resource is delivered as a 14 page PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!

✓ Engaging 650-word article entitled Australia Under Attacky targeted at 12-16 year old readers.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).

✓ Investigate a War Memorial worksheet.

✓ Investigate a Symbol of War worksheet.

✓ De Bono's 6 Thinking Hats activity asks students to think in a variety of styles about the bombing of Darwin.

✓ Objects of Wartime activity.

✓ Duck & Cover! worksheet gets students in the mind-frame of a school students in the 1940s when bomb raid drills were common.

Purchase Issue 14 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag:
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Created: Dec 23, 2016

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

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