DVA Education Resource

Schooling, Service and the Great War (Secondary 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.
Additional sources on the CD-ROM are also provided below.

Introductory Investigation
PDF icon pdf (6.99 MB)
Investigation 1
PDF icon pdf (2.49 MB)
CD-ROM Content—Poster
PDF icon pdf (2.06 MB)
CD-ROM Content—Poster List
Microsoft Office document icon doc (5.54 MB)
CD-ROM Content—Additional sources for Investigation 1–6
Microsoft Office document icon doc (1.24 MB)
CD-ROM Content—Source Analysis Worksheet
Microsoft Office document icon doc (41.5 KB)
CD-ROM Content—Additional sources for Investigation 7
File rtf (97.81 KB)
CD-ROM Content—Assessment rubric
Microsoft Office document icon doc (44.5 KB)