Cold War Nuclear Testing at Maralinga YouTube Teaching Resources

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History Detective
File Type:
PPT and Worksheet
Year Level:
Year 11 and 12


During the Cold War, the British government complete nuclear tests on Australian soil. Sadly, the precautions they used to ensure the safety of both the First Nations Australian people and the Australian and British soldiers who worked on the project were grossly inadequate.


This worksheet and PowerPoint Presentation are to supplement the History Detective YouTube video: Cold War Nuclear Testing in Maralinga. It explores the environmental and social impacts of nuclear testing in Australia.


One of the focus skills for the lesson is investigation usefulness of sources . However, students will also build vocabulary, reflect on the impacts of governmental policies, analyse a song, and complete further research.

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