One family in the First World War

eft to right: Vida, Noel, and Romeo Lahey, 1916. Bee Belton, AWM P04598.001

Left to right: Vida, Noel, and Romeo Lahey, 1916. Bee Belton, AWM P04598.001

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of warfare. Delve in to the story of one Australian family and their experiences of the First World War. This program includes a writing task for students.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates of delivery: Please contact VirtualExcursions@awm.gov.au for more information.
Audience: Upper primary
Curriculum links: Encompassing both the History and Civics and Citizenship key learning areas, students will explore various sources to uncover the story of an Australian family affected by the First World War. Why did family members enlist? How did they respond to the end of the war? Why is the Armistice still commemorated today?
Maximum number: 30 students/one class
Cost: Free
Resources: One blank postcard per student (template will be sent prior to the program) and a pencil.