Learning objects Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – HSIE/English Stage 5 – Veteran wellbeing

TLF ID M024951

This Stage 5 HSIE/English resource examines Australia’s roles in war, including their involvement in WWI and WWII and highlights Australia’s role in the global context during the twentieth century. Students will examine the historical context of the wars and the perceptions that existed during the twentieth century regarding veteran physical and mental health upon their return from active duty. They will then build links between these historical perceptions and the contemporary context, with special focus on the Invictus Games as a means of recognising and celebrating injured returned veterans. While primarily suited to HSIE Stage 5 students, this resource also has cross-curricular ties to the stage 5 English syllabus. This resource is also downloadable as a SCORM file: the downloaded version will only work if you upload it to a webserver, such as Moodle or Canvas.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This Stage 5 HSIE/English unit explores the social and historical experiences of veterans of modern war, and highlights the importance of the Invictus Games as one avenue for support, recovery and rehabilitation for veterans of war. Physical injuries are just one tragic possibility with which returning service personnel may have to contend. There are many ways a person can become wounded, injured or sick as a result of their service and some of these may not be immediately visible to outside observers. This depth study into the physical, social and emotional impact on veterans of war asks 'In what ways do soldiers bring the war home with them?' This guiding inquiry question links our changing perspectives in war and the physical and emotional toll it can take.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • History
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • 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
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.