WW2-Home Front

Classroom Units

  • American Invasion
    Using evidence to explore the impact of Americans on the Australian home front during World War 2.
  • Women in ADF
    What is women's role in the services in the past, and the present? Should women be on the front line of combat? Use evidence to develop an informed viewpoint.
  • Home Front WW2
    What was life like on the Australian home front in World War 2? Using evidence to explore this question.

Student Resources

  • Island defenders
    The story of the Torres Strait Islander troops.
  • Cowra
    The story of the breakout of Japanese POWs at Cowra.
  • Controls
    An introduction to issues about government controld during World War 2.
  • Phoney
    An introduction to issues about the 'phoney war' period in World War 2.
  • Initial
    An introduction to issues about initial reactions to World War 2.
  • Everyday life
    Everyday life on the Australian home front during World War 2.
  • Legacies
    Legacies and impacts of the war.
  • Enemy
    The treatment of enemy aliens during the war.
  • War on Home Front and Aust Waters
    Outline of the war on the home front and in local waters.
  • Homefront
    A poem - The Home Front at War.
  • Dusty track
    The story of the Darwin-Alice Springs road.
  • Equality
    An introduction to issues about equality of sacrifice during World War 2.
  • War at home
    Some images of the war in Australia.
  • Townsville
    The story of Townsville at war.
  • Overview
    An overview of the Battle for Australia.
  • Independence
    An outline of moves towards Australian independence in World War 2.
  • Nat identity
    An introduction to some aspects of national identity in World War 2.
  • Indigenous
    An introduction to some aspects of Indigenous Australians during World War 2.
  • Conscription
    An introduction to issues about conscription in World War 2.
  • Economy
    An introduction to the economy during World War 2.
  • Americans
    An introduction to issues about Americans in World War 2.
  • Women
    An introduction to issues about women in World War 2.
  • Attack
    An overview of attacks on Australia.
  • Interview Guide
    Practical suggestions for interviewing people about their war-related experience.


  • Where in the world?
    Students work out on a map where Australians have served in peace and war.
  • Women in War
    See and hear what Australian women have done in wars and peacekeeping.

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