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  1. BIG IDEA: The American War in Indochina changed Australian society by promoting a modern liberal democracy that was more willing to challenge the morality of government actions. People power was now firmly entrenched in Australian society and politics. The American War in Indochina changed the lives of millions of people , created internal social conflicts , created a new popular culture and influenced political decision-making for decades after. 5.1 explains social, political and cultural developments and events; 5.2 assesses the impact of international events and relationships on Australia's history; 5.5 identifies, comprehends and evaluates historical sources; 5.7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past. Extended response essay: Explain two differing attitudes towards the American War in Indochina and how these were related to popular culture, military actions and political decision-making in the sixties and seventies. You will have 45 minutes to complete the assignment. Popular culture. How did musicians and poets change the Debate? Australian contributions to the anti-war movement: I was only nineteen, The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. The task is an evaluation of a protest song as a piece of music and as a historical source. The Vietnamese experience, history and morality. Should historian’s be moralists? What were the moral issues? Source analysis BaoNinh ‘The Sorrow of War’., Roland Joffe ‘The Killing Fields’ and HaingGnor. What do we need to consider when critically evaluating narrative literature and films? The anti-war movement and social conflict. How did ordinary people express their opposition? Conscription, burning draft cards, imprisonment and the Moratoria. The task is to create a photographic montage of anti war protest moratorium images using animoto or other slide show software. The soldier’s experience in Vietnam. What was life like in war? The lesson is dedicated to viewing David Bradbury’s Academy Award nominated documentary ‘Front Line’. What do we need to consider when critically evaluating documentary films? What was the American War in Indochina? How and why did Australia become involved? The focus is to discuss a timeline of significant military, political and social events related to the war in Vietnam. Task: Past SC papers are used as source analysis material.