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Winston Churchill: detail from JCPML. Records of the Curtin Family. Dinner photo - Dominion Prime Ministers with His Majesty King George VI, London 1944. JCPML00376/97

JCPML. Records of the Curtin Family. John Curtin, M.H.R. [n.d.]. JCPML00376/141

Douglas MacArthur: detail from JCPML. Records of Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur stands between NZ PM Peter Fraser and PM Curtin, 194? JCPML00265/14. Original held by MacArthur Memorial Library and Archives: MML&A 10021.

An Extraordinary Allied Nations' Summit Meeting

Simulation Game

This self contained, freely downloadable (pdf) educational resource is suitable for years 10-12 and provides all the resources for a classroom role play. Primary and secondary source material enlivens the historical activities as students play the parts of members of the press gallery or delegates from Australia, Great Britain and the USA at an April 1942 summit meeting to discuss defence policy. In this enjoyable simulation game, students engage in research and role play, gaining insights into the events around Australia's decision in the 1940s to 'look to America'.

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Acknowledgements

This resource is based on a role play created in 1999 for students visiting the JCPML and was produced with the advice and assistance of the History Teachers' Association of Western Australia, Joska Reicheldt, Helen Wills-Johnson, Paul Standen and Liz McGuiness.

 

Images

Winston Churchill - detail from: JCPML. Records of the Curtin Family. Dinner photo - Dominion Prime Ministers with His Majesty King George VI, London 1944. JCPML00376/97
John Curtin: JCPML. Records of the Curtin Family. John Curtin, M.H.R. [n.d.]. JCPML00376/141
Douglas MacArthur - detail from: JCPML. Records of Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur stands between NZ PM Peter Fraser and PM Curtin, 194? JCPML00265/14. Original held by MacArthur Memorial Library and Archives: MML&A 10021