Research and adopt a veteran

Primary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This resource guides teachers through the process of researching the historical records of a Australian First World War veteran. School communities are encouraged to 'adopt' a local veteran. Part of the Bringing communities together series in response to the NSW State ANZAC Centenary.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(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

(HT3-1) describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

(HT3-2) describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

(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

(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

(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

(ACHHS065) Sequence historical people and events

(ACHHS067) Pose a range of questions about the past

(ACHHS215) Identify sources

(ACHHS066) Use historical terms

(ACHHS068) Locate relevant information from sources provided

(ACHHS069) Identify different points of view

(ACHHS070) Develop texts, particularly narratives

(ACHHS071) Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies

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

(ACHHS117) Sequence historical people and events.

(ACHHS118) Use historical terms and concepts

(ACHHS119) Identify questions to inform an historical inquiry

(ACHHS120) Identify and locate a range of relevant sources

(ACHHS121) Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources.

(ACHHS122) Compare information from a range of sources.

(ACHHS123) Identify points of view in the past and present

(ACHHS124) Develop texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source materials

(ACHHS125) Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies

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

(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)

(ACDSEH097) The commemoration of World War I, including debates about the nature and significance of the Anzac legend

(ACHHS164) Use chronological sequencing to demonstrate the relationship between events and developments in different periods and places

(ACHHS165) Use historical terms and concepts

(ACHHS166) Identify and select different kinds of questions about the past to inform historical inquiry

(ACHHS167) Evaluate and enhance these questions

(ACHHS168) Identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods

(ACHHS170) Process and synthesise information from a range of sources for use as evidence in an historical argument

(ACHHS171) Evaluate the reliability and usefulness of primary and secondary sources

(ACHHS172) Identify and analyse the perspectives of people from the past

(ACHHS173) Identify and analyse different historical interpretations (including their own)

(ACHHS174) Develop texts, particularly descriptions and discussions that use evidence from a range of sources that are referenced

(ACHHS169) Identify the origin, purpose and context of primary and secondary sources

(ACHHS175) Select and use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies

More information

Resource type:
Teacher guide
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
World War I, Australian history
Activities:
Research project
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Resource ID: d06fe00b-7dcc-4dae-8fc4-1f5d41fc571d