Learning objects Nellie Gibson: life during wartime

TLF ID L2386

Help a teenager put together a scrapbook of her experiences living in Perth during World War II. Browse through a scrapbook about her life before the war. Look at family photos, newspaper cuttings, documents and other souvenirs. Examine maps showing locations of major battles fought during World War II in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific. Explore Nellie's collection of photos and other items showing life in Australia during wartime. Select a range of items and arrange them in a scrapbook. Explain the effects of World War II on Australian families.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore how World War II changed everyday life in Australia.
  • Students explain how World War II changed Australian people's perception of their place in the world.
Educational value
  • Uses a personal history to illustrate effects of World War II on Australians' everyday life and their perceptions of their place in the world.
  • Includes authentic photos and documents from World War II illustrating the effect of war on people in Australia.
  • Includes maps and descriptions of battles fought during World War II in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment;
  • history
  • History/Historical skills
    • Studies of society and environment/Social impact
    • Studies of society and environment/Family life
    • Studies of society and environment/History-Family
    • Studies of society and environment/History-Twentieth Century
    • Studies of society and environment/Australian history
    • Studies of society and environment/Work
    • Studies of society and environment/Life styles
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 23 Dec 2015
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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    • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
    Platform requirements
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