Who were the Australian commandos? Year 10

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Students are asked in Year 10 history to investigate one of the most significant episodes in Australia’s Second World War experience. A very different and exciting way to do this is to investigate the experiences of the Australian Commandos – their birth and secret training base at Tidal River and clandestine operations in the Pacific War such as Timbered Knoll and Operation Jaywick.

• World War II

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Case Study unit of work inquiry structure

  • Activity 1: Double Diamond Video Worksheet
  • Activity 2: Exploring the History of Tidal River Wilsons Promontory Victoria
  • Activity 3: Putting training at Tidal River into action
  • Activity 4: The Battlefront – Heroes of Timor
  • Activity 5: The Battlefront – Timbered Knoll, New Guinea
  • Activity 6: The Battlefront – Kaiapit New Guinea
  • Activity 7: Behind Enemy Lines – Operation Jaywick
  • Activity 8: Names on a Memorial. What can they tell us?