DVA Education Resource

Schooling, Service and the Great War (Primary Resource)

This educational resource investigates the diverse experiences of Australian school communities during the Great War. Each investigation uses primary and secondary sources to look at what students were learning about the British Empire, its Allies and enemies, the consequences on daily life at school, the values taught, the patriotic activities undertaken, the reasons why some students and teachers enlisted and responses to the loss or wounding of people from school communities.

Each investigation has ‘tuning in’ and ‘going further’ learning activities and is particularly relevant for students in Years 2, 3 and 6.

Schooling, Service and the Great War (SSGW)—Primary school resource
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Schooling, Service and the Great War (SSGW)—Primary Schools Resource
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Schooling, Service and the Great War (SSGW)—Investigation 1 (pages 24–45)
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Schooling, Service and the Great War (SSGW)—Investigation 4 (pages 47–65)
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Schooling, Service and the Great War (SSGW)—Investigation 6 (pages 67–82)
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Schooling, Service and the Great War (SSGW)—Poster
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