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Posters #20 and #21

Centenary of the Somme 2016

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Posters...

Almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front in France and Flanders, taking part in every major British offensive between 1916 and the Armistice in 1918....

Centenary of the Somme

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Posters

Almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front in France and Flanders, taking part in every major British offensive between 1916 and the Armistice in 1918. More than 46,000 lost their lives, of whom some 18,000 have no known grave. 

Behind the front line they took every opportunity to rest and recover, including these three men of the 1st Division photographed in Vignacourt, France. 

On the day of the Battle of Fromelles, these eight men of the 53rd Battalion prepared to take part in an attack that only three of them would survive.

Poster #20

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Poster #21

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Wartime Snapshot #18

Centenary of the Somme #Snapshot 2016

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Wartime Snapshot...

Centenary of the Somme #Snapshot

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Wartime Snapshot

Wartime Snapshot #18

 

Here they come: A day to remember 2016

Tags: Primary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education Resource...

This education publication has been developed for lower primary students to assist in developing students’ understanding of commemoration. It explores a variety...

Here they come: A day to remember

Tags: Primary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education Resource

This education publication has been developed for lower primary students to assist in developing students’ understanding of commemoration. It explores a variety of characters and their perspectives on Anzac Day. Balancing fictional characters, stylised illustrations and photographs, the publication shows students that Anzac Day is significant to many Australians, is an important part of Australian community life, and is a respectful event containing commemorative traditions and symbols. The publication is supported by education materials that align to the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences.

These Learning Activities support the education publication, Here they come: A day to remember. The activities aim to assist you in teaching students to understand and appreciate the concept of commemoration and to broaden their knowledge of Australia’s wartime experiences. By exploring a range of possible perspectives, students will come to understand why many people choose to commemorate, why Anzac Day is a day of national significance and why it is important to remember the impact of the war on Australian communities.

Here they come: A day to remember also provides the opportunity for students to identify the common symbols of commemoration and reflect on the significance of memorials in our communities.

Key concepts in the text include: commemoration, identity and diversity, citizenship and civic participation, community values, connections to the past, symbols, service and sacrifice.

Here they come: A day to remember Learning Activities booklet

Here they come: A day to remember

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Great Debates: Conscription 2016

Tags: Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Vietnam War ...

Great Debates: Conscription is designed for teachers and students of Year 9 Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences. It enables them to investigate...

Great Debates: Conscription

Tags: Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Education Resource

Great Debates: Conscription is designed for teachers and students of Year 9 Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences. It enables them to investigate the variety of attitudes Australians had toward conscription a century ago.

While an event may be significant in our nation’s history, it will not always be of interest to young students. This resource is intended to engage students with, as well as educate them about, our political and wartime history.

Great Debates: Conscription is modelled on inquiry-based learning. It adopts a debate format using role-play of key characters. Students are not given the information synthesised but rather they are provided with primary and secondary sources to investigate from the perspective of an individual. Students must examine the evidence to ascertain what their character would most likely have felt about conscription.

Great Debates- Character (Against) Barker

Great Debates- Character (Against) Blackmore

Great Debates- Character (Against) Goldstein

Great Debates- Character (Against) Mannix

Great Debates- Character (For) Allen

Great Debates- Character (For) Brill

Great Debates- Character (For) Hughes

Great Debates- Character (For) Pike

Great Debates- Rubrics

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Great Debates- Teachers Guide

Helpsheet Effective Debating

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Poster #22

Commemorating Australian Forces in the Vietnam War 1962-1975 2016

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Posters...

Commemorating Australian Forces in the Vietnam War 1962-1975

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Posters

Australian casualties are evacuated by helicopters of No.9 Squadron RAAF and the US Army after an anti-tank mine explosion in Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam.

Remembrance Day Poster #22

 
Wartime Snapshot #19

Commemorating Australian Forces in the Vietnam War #Snapshot 2016

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Wartime Snapshot...

Commemorating Australian Forces in the Vietnam War #Snapshot

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Wartime Snapshot

Wartime Snapshot #19

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Stories of innovation in wartime 2016

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Kor...

Stories of innovation in wartime

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Education Resource

Stories of innovation in wartime

 

Korea – a Cold War conflict (1950-1953) 2016

Tags: Secondary, Korean War (1950 – 1953), Education Resource...

This publication for secondary schools enables students and teachers of Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Humanities & Social Sciences: History to explore Australia’s...

Korea – a Cold War conflict (1950-1953)

Tags: Secondary, Korean War (1950 – 1953), Education Resource

This publication for secondary schools enables students and teachers of Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Humanities & Social Sciences: History to explore Australia’s involvement in a Cold War conflict, the Korean War.

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Korea – a Cold War conflict (1950-1953) PDF Part 1

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Korea – a Cold War conflict (1950-1953) PDF Part 2

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DVA Education Publication

Chinese Anzacs 2015

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education Resource...

Chinese Anzacs explores the challenges of being an Australian soldier of Chinese ancestry in the First World War and examines some individuals’ experiences during...

Chinese Anzacs

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education Resource

Chinese Anzacs explores the challenges of being an Australian soldier of Chinese ancestry in the First World War and examines some individuals’ experiences during wartime and on return to civilian life.

Chinese Anzacs

 
Posters #16 and #17

Commemorating the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landings 2015

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Posters...

The two Anzac Day posters highlight the significance of the landings at Gallipoli. The images capture a moment in time as men step off the boats and begin their...

Commemorating the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landings

Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Posters

The two Anzac Day posters highlight the significance of the landings at Gallipoli. The images capture a moment in time as men step off the boats and begin their climb up the steep terrain. The photograph shows members of No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, as they land on the morning of 25 April while members of the 7th Battalion advance up a gully on the left. The painting by Australian artist William Beckwith McInnes is one of many artistic interpretations of the landings at Anzac Cove in 1915. The posters call on the audience to imagine the physical challenge as well as the danger from bullets and shells on that first day, and prompts reflection on the individual story of each soldier as they step ashore. Their experiences became part of the broader Anzac story.

 

Posters #16

Posters #17

 

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