About Australians in the Vietnam War
Australians in the Vietnam War — Home Front and Combat is a new resource for helping students explore these aspects of Australia’s Vietnam War combat and home front experience.
- What was the Vietnam War?
- Why was Australia involved?
- What was the nature of Australia’s military involvement?
- How was the war fought?
- What was it like to serve in Vietnam?
- How did people in Australia respond to the war?
- What were the impacts of the war on Australians?
- How do you interview veterans and civilians on their Vietnam War experiences?
Australians in the Vietnam War — Home Front and Combat does this through a series of four interactive activities.
The four activities are:
- Interactive 1 Search a village: Exploring the Australians’ ‘cordon and search’ tactics – A decision-making module
- Interactive 2 A Soldier’s Story: Using documents to re-create one soldier’s experience – A research skills module
- Interactive 3 Exploring the Vietnam Experience: Through a series of interview extracts – Interview analysis module
- Interactive 4 Vietnam War Home Front: How did Australians react to the Vietnam War? A decision-making module
Teacher's Resource Book
It also contains a Teacher’s Resource Book that shows how to use the interactives in a variety of ways in the classroom:
- by students as a digital resource in the classroom on individual computers
- by students in their own time on their own computers
- by teachers as a whole-class approach, projecting the images through a television or on to a screen
- by teachers as a print-based activity.
The Resource Book includes step-by-step suggestions, as well as photocopiable student worksheets.
Suitable for use at lower secondary – upper secondary levels.