The Story of Australia
History Project
The
Great Depression
Available on CD-ROM
Formatted for Windows or Mac

School Price

$50.00 with a single computer site licence
$100.00 with an unlimited site licence

The Story of Australia - The Great Depression
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About This Program
The Great Depression - History Project is an interactive computer based teaching aid and student learning resource for Australian history studies in Year 6 - Australia as a Nation, and Year 10 - The Modern World and Australia of the F-10 National History Curriculum.
The program is centred on a twelve minute audio-visual narrative that combines drawings, narration, music and sound effects to give a broad overview of the history of Australia during The Great Depression of the 1930s.
The narrative tells the story of: Australia between the wars; the first flight from Europe; the birth of Qantas; the Flying Doctor Service; Kingsford Smith; Hughes and Bruce; the cause and effect of the great depression; recovery from depression and the threat of war.

The Great Depression - History Project is an easy to use resource and interactive lesson that develops student’s historical knowledge, understanding and skills.

The Great Depression has all of the program functions, student activities and teacher assesment capibilities that are set out in The Story of Australia - History Projects Home Page.

The broad scope of the associated activities allows teachers to utilise cross curriculum approaches, drawing in general capabilities including literacy, ethical behaviour, intercultural understanding and critical and creative thinking.

The program develops students’ historical knowledge, understanding and skills in response to the key inquiry questions of the F-10 National History Curriculum.

Year 6- Australia as a Nation.
  1. Why and how did Australia become a nation?

  2. How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?

  3. Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come?

  4. What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?
and Year 10 - The Modern World and Australia
  1. How did the nature of global conflict change during the twentieth century?

  2. What were the consequences of World War II? How did these consequences shape the modern world?

  3. How was Australian society affected by other significant global events and changes in this period?
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Program Volume

Year Levels

Key Content Areas

Volume 15
The
Great Depression
Year 6
Year 10
Australia between the wars;
the first flight from Europe;
the birth of Qantas;
the Flying Doctor Service;
Kingsford Smith;
Hughes and Bruce;
the cause and effect of The Great Depression;
recovery from depression;
the threat of war.


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