WeCommemorate

Primary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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Photographs of medals in a metal case.

WeCommemorate is a series of challenges for teachers to use with students to commemorate Australia's involvement in the First World War. These project-based challenges have been designed to engage students from Early Stage 1 to Stage 5 in the production of creative multimedia works and to develop 21st century learning skills. They also address syllabus outcomes and content in history, English and geography.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HTe-1) communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others

(HTe-2) demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication

(HT1-2) identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time

(HT1-4) demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication

(HT2-1) identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world

(HT2-2) describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

(HT2-5) applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

(HT3-3) identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society

(HT3-4) describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

(HT3-5) applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

(GE4-1) locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments

(GE4-2) describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments

(GE4-3) explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change

(GE4-4) examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues

(GE4-8) communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies

(HT5-1) explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia

(HT5-2) sequences and explains the significant patterns of continuity and change in the development of the modern world and Australia

(HT5-4) explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia

(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

(ACHHK004) How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media, and museums

(ACHHK045) The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial

(ACHHK063) Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbol

(ACHHK114) Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, women, and children.

(ACHHK116) The contribution of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and migrants, to the development of Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy,

(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

(ACDSEH024) An overview of the causes and course of World War II

(ACDSEH108) The experiences of Australians during World War II (such as Prisoners of War (POWs), the Battle of Britain, Kokoda, the Fall of Singapore)

(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)

(ACDSEH109) The impact of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the Australian home front, including the changing roles of women and use of wartime government controls (conscription, manpower controls, rati

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
World War I, World War II, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Remembrance, War, Anniversaries
Activities:
Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Interactives, Project, Research project
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Resource ID: 604a0c7d-6d15-4498-98f2-4360541ca093