STUDIES Magazine Catalogue



After 18 years, 54 editions and more than 250 printed curriculum units sent free of charge to all secondary schools throughout Australia, it’s time for STUDIES to become a digital magazine. Visit the eStudies website for more information and access to the new eStudies articles.

STUDIES magazine contains practical classroom units in a variety of curriculum areas (especially history, geography and SOSE/HSIE) and on a variety of topics.

These units are now available to order online in digitial format as PDFs as part of our HASS Curriculum Units.

Studies 2012

Issue 1/2012

  • Can understanding bushfires in the past make us safer?
  • Using objects from the National Museum of Australia’s Landmarks gallery in your classroom
  • How has the Australian Defence Force influenced Australian National Identity? World War 1 Gallipoli and Anzac Case Study

Issue 2/2012

  • How has the Australian Defence Force influenced Australian identity? Kokoda Case Study
  • Introducing two new Australian History Mysteries – on Lake Mungo, and Crossing the Blue Mountains
  • Travelling the Silk Road

Studies 2011

Issue 1/2011

  • The Irish migration experience in Australia
  • 2011 Queensland floods case study
  • Australian History Mysteries and the National History Curriculum

Issue 2/2011

  • The Korean War — from a Korean perspective
  • Does the Australian Defence Force provide good role models for young people?
  • The Mystery of Risdon Cove and the way we write history
  • Investigating the ‘Forgotten Australians’ in our history — A Depth Study

Issue 3/2011

  • Seoul as a Megacity — Case Study
  • How did Indigenous Australians contribute to the Defence of Australia in World War 2?
  • Are Australian VC winners good role models for young Australians?

Studies 2010

Issue 1/2010

  • Using a museum display to explain water and the Murray-Darling Basin
  • The Spirit of ANZAC — is it relevant to young people today?
  • How did Korea respond to western intrusion in the late nineteenth century?

Issue 2/2010

  • The Spirit of ANZAC
  • Korea in twentieth century history
  • What is history?
  • Using the Chamberlain case to explore evidence in history

Issue 3/2010

  • The Battle of Fromelles and what it tells us about the nature of war on the Western Front
  • The Geography of Cluster Bombs
  • Using Australian History Mysteries online in your classroom — Depression case study

Studies 2009

Issue 1/2009

  • How nations trade – Australia & South Korea case study
  • Australian Peacekeeping 1947 – today
  • Australia & Japan – exploring a special commercial relationship

Issue 2/2009

  • Who peopled the Pacific?
  • Voices of Australian Peacekeepers
  • Australia & Japan – exploring change over time
  • A model for investigating Asian civilisations – South Korea

Issue 3/2009

  • Using museum objects to explore Indigenous Australians’ rights
  • Exploring Peacekeeping – memorials and museums
  • Climate change
  • Discovering the Joseon Dynasty

Studies 2008

Issue 1/2008

  • Exploring political cartoons
  • A salute to the Aussie Digger
  • Investigating Indigenous human rights

Issue 2/2008

  • Using portraits in history
  • Global resources – for food or fuels
  • Art in war
  • “Nothing Beats the Real Thing!” IT resource for schools
  • Impact of Defence bases

Issue 3/2008

  • Navy Clearance Divers and good citizenship
  • Aboriginal responses to invasion
  • Influence of Japanese pearlers in Australia

Studies 2007

Issue 1/2007

  • Investigating Saudi Arabia — a modern Arab state
  • What does lifesaving tell us about Australian society?
  • Exploring Australia’s nuclear history
  • The 1967 Referendum and Indigenous Australians’ rights

Issue 2/2007

  • The 1967 Referendum and Indigenous Australians’ rights
  • Korean reunification – a global citizenship decision-maker
  • Cyberbullying and you

Issue 3/2007

  • Political cartoons and elections
  • Australians in the Vietnam War
  • Climate change and energy — Australia and South Korea case studies

Studies 2006

Issue 1/2006

  • What happened to Australia’s returned soldiers in the 1920s?
  • ‘Ghost Town’ — Investigating the concept of Change Over Time in a local area in Geography and History
  • Exiles and Emigrants — Exploring Australia’s immigration history through images and objects

Issue 2/2006

  • A Teacher’s Guide to using Serving The Nation CD-ROM in the classroom
  • Using History Mysteries in ancient/ mediaeval history classrooms
  • Investigating settlement in Australia in the 19th century through a museum collection

Issue 3/2006

  • Are Indigenous Australians part of the ANZAC Tradition?
  • The Water Challenge — Finding innovative solutions for water sustainability
  • Exploring social change over time — through the Miss Australia Quest

Studies 2005

Issue 1/2005

  • Remembering and commemorating Gallipoli
  • The unknown soldiers – Australia and New Zealand
  • What do world heritage sites tell us about a nation’s culture?
  • The Water Challenge – Innovation and water sustainability
  • Careers pathways in the Transport and Logistics Industry
  • Understanding deserts through the National Museum of Australia’s EXTREMES Exhibition

Issue 2/2005

  • Innovation and renewable energy — wind power case study
  • Creating a timeline history of a decade
  • Commemorating the end of World War I

Issue 3/2005

  • Commemorating the Battle of Coral in the Vietnam War
  • Taking a walk through the White Australia Policy at the National Museum of Australia
  • Innovation and Research — Is Australia keeping up with the world?

Studies 2004

Issue 1/2004

  • Behind the Lines – Investigating political cartoons
  • Innovation – What’s it got to do with you?
  • Would you be a good environmental planner?
  • Australia and the Vietnam War – Why did Australia go to war?
  • What makes an enterprise successful?

Issue 2/2004

  • The Vietnam War – the soldiers’ experience
  • What is life like in a modern Arab state?
  • Site study – How do museums represent controversial history?
  • Innovation – How can we manage water for a sustainable future?

Issue 3/2004

  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation
  • Bushfires – Investigating a natural hazard
  • Special Careers Supplement – Investigating the Transport and Logistics Industry
  • The Vietnam War – the Australian home front experience

Studies 2003

Issue 1/2003

  • Can we drought-proof Australia?
  • ANZAC Day – Does it have meaning for young people today?
  • Having opinions on issues – Is it good citizenship? The ‘Talkback’ classroom case study
  • Investigating coasts – Could you be a coastal ambassador?
  • Meeting the last Gallipoli ANZAC
  • Exploring Innovation – What is the Commonwealth doing to back Australia’s ability?

Issue 2/2003

  • Triumph and Tragedy in wartime – the sinking of the Centaur, and the Jaywick and Rimau raids
  • Exploring sexual harassment in your school
  • Outlawed! – Investigating legend and reality
  • Exploring the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Project in Australia – Phillip Island fieldwork case study
  • Investigating symbols of the Australian nation
  • What economic impacts does immigration have on Australia?

Issue 3/2003

  • Kingsford Smith – Image and reality
  • Koalas – Sustainable resource management case study
  • Impacts of business migration

Studies 2002

Issue 1/2002

  • Using the Eternity Gallery of the National Museum of Australia to develop analytical skills
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea – was it the battle that ‘saved’ Australia?
  • Using the Australia 2030kit to explore Key Geographical IdeasGlobalisation – does it create or reduce inequality?
  • How can Government influence innovation? The Backing Australia’s Ability case study

Issue 2/2002

  • The Tangled Destinies exhibition: Exploring people and land in Australia over time
  • Citizen 2030: Mapping citizenship in a local community
  • In search of Ned Kelly – through evidence
  • ‘Overpaid, oversexed and over here’: Investigating the American ‘invasion’ of Australia 1942-45

Issue 3/2002

  • Women in the Australian Defence Force — Do they have an equal role to men?
  • Is Australia a good international citizen?
  • Society under pressure — 1942 and the Battle for Australia
  • The centenary of women’s suffrage—What significant movements have influenced women’s equality as citizens?
  • Australia 2030 — Updates
  • Citizen 2030— What are the rights, privileges and responsibilities of Citizenship? What will Citizenship mean in 2030?
  • How does research protect natural resources? Phillip Island case study.

Studies 2001

Issue 1/2001

  • The International Year of Volunteers – and youLife at the time of Federation – the National Museum of Australia’s representation
  • Australia and Peacekeeping – then and now
  • John Simpson Kirkpatrick and the Spirit of ANZAC
  • Australia 2030 – immigration and Australia’s future
  • Australia and landmines – are we being a good global citizen?
  • Innovation – is it a key to Australia’s future?
  • Australia and APEC – a regional strategy
  • Young Australian of the Year 2001

Issue 2/2001

  • Should we remember Weary Dunlop?
  • Phillip Island – change over place and time
  • How the National Museum of Australia represents the story of immigration to Australia
  • Using Australia 2030 in the classroom
  • Australian women in war – change over time
  • Volunteering and animals
  • Australian Innovation – case studies

Issue 3/2001

  • Volunteers, emergency services and disasters
  • Telling our Indigenous stories – through the National Museum of Australia
  • After the war – investigating the impacts of wars on Australians
  • Tourism and the environment – a case study in management at Phillip Island

Studies 2000

Issue 1/2000

  • Upper houses – do we need them?
  • Gallipoli – the landing explored
  • Greenhouse, climate change and you
  • East Timor and the Spirit of ANZAC

Issue 2/2000

  • Snowy Hydro-Electric Scheme
  • Fun with Federation
  • Australia Day and national Identity
  • Korean War 50 years on
  • Immigration: The Facts

Issue 3/2000

  • Multiculturalism in Australia
  • Conscription in the Vietnam War
  • Innovation in Australia’s history
  • Military medals – what do they tell us?
  • Open markets and free trade
  • Parliament’s power over the environment
  • Being a good traveller
  • Symbols of Australia Day

Studies 1999

Issue 1/1999

  • Should there be equal gender representation in the Commonwealth Parliament?
  • Australian nurses at war
  • Australia’s holocaust? The Sandakan Death March
  • Comparing ways of living – North and South Korea
  • Rapid urbanisation – the South Korean experience

Issue 2/1999

  • Understanding parties in Parliament
  • Australia’s ‘wars of diplomacy’ – Malaya and Borneo
  • Human rights, sexism and racism in the workplace
  • and you – e-commerce

Issue 3/1999

  • The Republic referendum – What’s it all about?
  • Australians in the Boer War
  • IT and careers

Studies 1998

Issue 1/1998

  • Understanding Wik – What happens when rights come into conflict?
  • The impact of freeway system – City Link
  • Polar Challenge – Exploring the Arctic Circle
  • The experience of prisoners of war on the Burma-Siam railway
  • Vietnam Revisited – Veterans return to Long Tan thirty years on
  • The Tax Files – multimedia resource for schools

Issue 2/1998

  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission
  • Would you call a double dissolution election?
  • Finding the Australian war experience in your community
  • Would you be a good city planner? – City Link

Issue 3/1998

  • 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Following and analysing election campaigns
  • 80th Anniversary of the ending of World War 1
  • City Link – making planning decisions for a city

Studies 1997

Issue 1/1997

  • Water in Australia – is it being used in a sustainable way?
  • Freedom of speech
  • The Australian experience of war on the Western Front

Issue 2/1997

  • Water as a resource in Australia
  • Understanding the Wik decision
  • Should vaccination be compulsory?
  • BCOF – Australians in Japan at the end of WW2

Issue 3/1997

  • How do cotton farmers manage pests sustainably?
  • How do governments affect country towns?
  • The Australian experience of war in Korea