This teaching pack has been designed to be used within the context of a Year 9 history class group. Specifically, this pack is designed for the in-depth topic discussion ACDSEH096: The impact of World War I, with a particular emphasis on Australia including the changing role of women.

The following aspects of the Depth Study will be addressed:

  • identifying the groups who opposed conscription (for example, trade unionists, Irish Catholics) and the grounds for their objections;
  • studying the first and second referenda on conscription, including the division within the Labor Party over this issue; and
  • investigating the short- and long-term impact of World War I on the role of women in Australia.

Teaching sequence