This is a digital story, that I made for a University assignment. This could be used as a teaching resource for my year 10 history class. It would be used after a short over view of Kokda and used as a way to help them maintain their knowledge with the use of ICT.
1. The Kokoda Trail The Journey of the Australian Troops. Digital Story
2. START HERE 3. You are an Australian soldier, what date did you land in Kokoda? 21st of July 1952 4. OOPS! The date is correct, however, the Australian troops landed ten years prior to this date. Forced to repeal Japanese threat. The Australians landed in Papua New Guinea on the 21st of July 1942. They continued to fight in appalling conditions for the next four months. NEXT 5. CORRECT! The Australians landed in Papua New Guinea on the 21st of July 1942. They continued to fight in appalling conditions for the next four months. NEXT 6. You have now spent two hard months at Kokoda. The Australian Troops have been driven over the mountains towards the northern coast of Papua New Guinea, what was the cause of this? The Americans The Japanese The Papua New Guineans 7. OOPS! The Papua New Guineas were quiet fond of the Australians who cared and displayed their fierce loyalty for the New Guinea People, even going to the lengths of nicknaming them fuzzy wuzzy angels. However the were not the cause of the movement. BACK 8. CORRECT! The Japanese planned on gaining access to Port Moresby. NEXT 9. OOPS! No Americans were involved in Kokoda, however, 24,000 participated in the Battle of Buna-Gona, at Milne Bay, or were involved in air and coastal operations... GO BACK 10. Why is Port Moresby crucial? The people were really friendly and we need to meet new allies. It was the final hope for our Australian troops. 11. OOPS! Not the correct answer! Go back! GO BACK 12. CORRECT! The Japanese objective was to capture Port Moresby, the main Australian base in New Guinea, this would allow access to the Northern Parts of Australia. NEXT 13. What happens now? Australia gains advantage The Japanese win 14. OOPS! The Japanese approached to within 40 kilometres of their objective but the tide turned in September in favour of Australia. The Australians, in a series of costly battles pushed the Japanese back the way they had come and by mid November the Japanese were forced to abandon their plan to take Port Moresby. GO BACK 15. CORRECT! The Japanese approached to within 40 kilometres of their objective but the tide turned in September in favour of Australia. The Australians, in a series of costly battles pushed the Japanese back the way they had come and by mid November the Japanese were forced to abandon their plan to take Port Moresby. The Japanese were forced to abandon their plan to take Port Moresby. They returned to their north coast strongholds at Buna, Gona and Sanananda. The Japanese found this so hard because it was like losing their national pride, and instead of using works such as defeated to their country they would use phrases such as, withdrawn or retiring from battle. 16. On what day did we reclaim Kokoda? 2nd of November 2nd of October 2nd of December 17. Correct! Although the Australians were plagued by supply shortages that increased the difficulties of jungle warfare. On 2 November, Kokoda was retaken. NEXT 18. Oops! Try again! BACK 19. Phew that was close! The battle is over, but many of your troops have been lost. What was the main cause of this? Tropical diseases Battle Wounds The terrain 20. CORRECT! All three answers are correct! More than 600 Australians were killed, over 1680 wounded and 400 soldiers suffering from tropical diseases. The terrain was treacherous and many soldiers lost their battle on it. NEXT 21. Kokoda is over Congratulations. You made it through one of the most treacherous battles ever fought by Aussie soldiers. Out of a force of about 20,000 the Japanese had lost 13,000, most of whom had fought to the death rather than surrender. The campaign cost Australia over 6000 casualties. 22. Lest We Forget END 23. Amy McNamara ICT for Teaching S2850053