Off to war: Australia answers the call

Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 9

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This is a Stage 5 resource that looks at the reasons for World War I, the reaction in Australia and the messages promoted by enlistment posters. The resource will support the introduction of the new syllabus and will dovetail with the Anzac Centenary commemorative events and publications.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT5-5) identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process

(HT5-7) explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia

(HT5-9) applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

(HT5-10) selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACDSEH021) An overview of the causes of World War I and the reasons why men enlisted to fight in the war

(ACDSEH095) The places where Australians fought and the nature of warfare during World War I, including the Gallipoli campaign

(ACDSEH096) The impact of World War I, with a particular emphasis on Australia (such as the use of propaganda to influence the civilian population, the changing role of women, the conscription debate)

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Australian history, Primary sources, World War I, Recruitment (Military service), Propaganda, Enlistment
Analysis, Communication activity, Comprehension activity, Critical thinking activity, Interactives, Listening activity, Multiple choice questions, Roleplay
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 1 May 2015

Resource ID: 26f8ba69-75dc-4fcb-b322-a3a9e3b9e6e2