Welcome to eStudies

We have decided to publish this educational resource, now in its 18th year, in e-magazine format to make it more accessible to your students in the digital age. We are proud to have produced more than 200 classroom units to date which can be accessed at www.ryebuck.com.au/shop/studies-catalogue/

The new format will enable your students to access video, interactive modules and research links on their own tablets and computers and thus make the learning experience richer and more interactive.

In the second edition

How does the NMA’s ‘Old Masters’ bark paintings exhibition help us to understand the Yirrkala petition?

This inquiry case study explores the Yirrkala petitions that were presented to the Australian Parliament by the Yolngu people of Arnham Land in 1963. These petitions were very different to the usual petitions to Parliament and in this unit you are going to see what happened to one petition, and work out from the evidence why it succeeded or failed in the way it did....

How did Australians respond to war in 1914? Why did they respond in these ways?

This evidence-based classroom activity challenges students to tackle 5 specific investigations:
• Why did a world war start in 1914?
• How did the Australian Government react? Why?
• How did the Australian people react? Why?
• Why did men and women volunteer to fight?
• Was Australia involved in ‘other people’s’ war?

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About the new eStudies format

Our eStudies are produced as interactive PDFs which create a web and print friendly format that includes video. Registered users can also access the videos online. The eStudies PDFs are iPad friendly, however to view the video within the PDFs you will need a PDF compatible App - or you can just view the videos online. To learn more about the format and requirements visit our FAQs.


Teachers may download and photocopy pages for their students under the CAL copyright agreement. For access to eStudies simply register via the link below.

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Schools can make the e-magazine directly available to all their students for a school licence rate of $44 per issue including GST. From 2014 yearly licences will be available for $99 per year - save $33.

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