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Teacher guide Research and adopt a veteran

TLF ID M019080

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.




Educational details

Educational value
  • The use of this resource depends on the age and stage of learning. Aspects of the resource could be used by teachers with very young students, such as locating war memorials or honour boards in the local community and developing students’ understanding of the features and significance of these. For older primary students the class as a whole could identify a local veteran to research with the teacher supporting students to research an aspect of their story. As a class they can then present this information in a variety of ways, including through illustrated story and drama. This investigation could be supported by parents and the wider community; as a result people in the community may choose to use the resource to research an Australian Imperial Force veteran. High school students can use the resource with the teacher as a facilitator and sounding board for their findings. Schools and communities can choose to use the research findings in a wide variety of ways that engages school and community. Note: Due to the chronology of learning for students 7-10, there are no history references that can be used in Stage 4.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2015.