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Content description VCHHK157

History / Levels 9 and 10 / Historical Knowledge / The modern world and Australia / The globalising world
Content description
Effects of significant post-World War II world events and developments on one major global influence that shaped change in Australian society
  1. Popular culture Show elaborations
    • examining how post World War II effected popular culture in Australia, including music, film and sport
    • identifying sports that were popular in Australia such as football, horse racing, cricket
  2. Environment movement Show elaborations
    • discussing the effects of nuclear warfare and M.A.D in raising concerns about the environment
    • explaining reason why the United Kingdom conducted 12 major nuclear weapons tests in Australia between 1952 and 1957 at the Montebello Islands, Emu Field and Maralinga and why opposition to the testing grew in the 1950’s
  3. Migration experiences Show elaborations
    • investigating the nature of the waves of migration such as the countries that were the source of migrants, the numbers of migrants from those countries, and trends in migration since World War II, such as increasing migration from the Asian region to Australia
  4. Political Crisis Show elaborations
    • examining how the post war ideologies and fears of the cold war influenced change in Australian society, such as the Korean War and Vietnam War
    • explaining the influence of McCarthyism and the significance of the Petrov Affair in shaping Australian society
    • investigating how changing political ideologies influenced change, such as Labor’s win in 1972 and the causes of the Whitlam Dismissal in 1975
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