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.
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.
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.
Tags: Primary, Secondary, Boer War (1899 – 1902), First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), First Gulf War (1991), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Education Activity Booklet
The Remembering Them smart phone and tablet application provides a geocoded list of memorials, museums, war graves and other Australian sites that commemorate our wartime history. This booklet of educational activities is designed to encourage students to engage with sites that commemorate Australia’s wartime history in their local area and launch into further research to broaden their historical knowledge and skills.
Schooling, Service and the Great War (Primary Resource)
Tags: Primary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education 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.