Teacher guide Australia and World War I - unit of work

TLF ID M009614

This is an extended unit of work about World War I, in particular Australia's participation in the war and how it affected and continues to affect the nation's sense of identity. Intended for upper secondary students, the unit is organised around five areas of investigation: the origins of World War I; how Australians saw their participation in the war; how it contributed to forging a national identity; the conscription debate; and ANZAC in contemporary Australia.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is an essential resource for historical studies of Australia and World War I. Although written for upper secondary students, it is highly suitable for the year 9 history depth study 'World War I (1914-1918)'. The unit's investigations focus on aspects of all the content descriptions in the depth study, including the causes of the war, the Gallipoli campaign, effects of the war on Australia and debates about the nature of the Anzac legend.
  • The unit's inquiry-based approach is very useful in developing and enhancing year 9 students' historical skills. Students are given opportunities to synthesise information from a range of sources to use as evidence in a historical argument, to consider the perspectives of people from the past, and to analyse different historical interpretations.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Other details

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
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  • Organization: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
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  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.deewr.gov.au
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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