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Section 6: Discovering democracy

Activities in which students examine and interpret primary sources.

Lesson plan for middle primary school: Using the JCPML website

  • Activities about John Curtin and the collections of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. Links to JCPML online resources are included.

Lesson plan for upper primary school: Using the JCPML website

  • Activities about John Curtin and Australia’s role in World War II, emphasising Australia’s relationships with Britain and the United States. Links to JCPML online resources are included.

Source materials for upper primary school

  • An outline of John Curtin’s 1944 trip abroad and primary source excerpts concerning Australia’s relationships with Britain and the United States.