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Inquiry Questions

What is popular culture?
What role did the rock 'n' roll music play as a popular culture in post-war Australia?

Resources

History Teachers’ Association of Australia

This comprehensive unit  focuses on the role of rock 'n' roll music as a popular culture in post-war Australia. Music has been chosen as the exemplar to indicate the range of approaches and activities that can be utilised in a study of popular culture. 

Link: History Teachers’ Association of Australia

 

ABC Education Video

Pop culture in post-war Australia

Link: ABC Education Video

Considerations and strategies for EAL Learners

EAL/D students are unlikely to have had the same continuous exposure to Australia’s icons of popular culture as other students. Ensure that shared understanding is established through the use of visuals, film and graphics prior to deeper investigation of topics. 

Link: Considerations and strategies for EAL Learners