The Darwin Bombings

The Darwin Bombings


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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