Welcome to eStudies

We have decided to publish this educational resource, now in its 21st 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 enables 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 sixth edition

The Australian Light Horse in Sinai and Palestine

After the defeat and withdrawal of the Allied invasion force at Gallipoli in December 1915 and January 1916 the AIF returned to Egypt to rest, recuperate, re-supply and re-train. Most of these troops were then sent to fight on the Western Front ...

Why were colonies founded in Australia?

Why were the states and territories, originally called colonies, settled by the British Government? That is what you will investigate in this interactive unit. You will get the chance to examine the birth and growth of one colony in particular and then you will be able to use your own research skills to explore the history of your own state or territory.

Should we change the constitution to recognise indigenous Australians?

How have Indigenous people’s citizenship rights changed over time? And despite these changes, many people say Indigenous Australians do not have equality — they are not recognised in Australia’s ‘birth certificate’, the Constitution. How do you respond to this?

Could you survive as a prisoner of war?

In this decision-maker simulation you will learn about the actions of Weary Dunlop, one of 22 376 Australians held prisoner of war by the Japanese during Word War 2. What situations did the POWs face? What decisions might need to be made to help a soldier survive?

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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.

New Simple Price Structure

We've simplified the pricing for an eStudies distribution licence. It's now only $77 for 12 months for access to ALL the eStudies online editions.


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