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Life in Australia in the 20th Century PowerPoint

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33 pages (PowerPoint)|Suitable for Grades: 5 - 6

A 33 slide editable PowerPoint to use in the classroom when learning about living, working and social conditions in Australia in the 20th century.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning about life in 20th century Australia.

This teaching presentation includes key information about:

  • Australian social conditions in the 20th century
  • Human rights in Australia
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
  • Children’s rights in Australia
  • Women’s rights in Australia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights.

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NSW Curriculum alignment

  • HT3-3

    Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society

  • HT3-4

    Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • HT3-5

    Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Australian Curriculum alignment

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  • Erin Anderson

    Hello, for some reason I am unable to download this PowerPoint – it says that PowerPoint is unable to read the file. Any suggestions?

    Comment by Erin Anderson on October 3, 2018 at 12:49 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Erin,

      I see you are having a problem opening this PowerPoint.
      Sometimes this error happens with older versions of PowerPoint or some school versions which prevent PowerPoint templates being opened.

      Can I get you to try something for me? Please right click the file and select ‘Open’ from the menu. This should allow you to access the file without the error message.

      If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on October 5, 2018 at 8:06 am


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Resource Updates

  • Design updated.

    Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) 6th Sep, 2018

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