Australians and the First World War

Suitable for secondary students.
Younger groups may be interested in Anzac Legacy.

Supporting troops of the 1st Australian Division walking on a duckboard track near Hooge, Ypres Sector.

Overview

This program focuses on the First World War and the role that Australians played in the conflict. It will explore the conditions faced by those fighting, the loss and sacrifice, the sentiment at home including the conscription debate, active citizenship and the legacy left by the conflict on the nation and its people. Students will explore the roles of both men and women serving in the Gallipoli campaign, the Western Front, and in Sinai and Palestine.

Themes

  • An overview of the causes of World War I and the reasons why men enlisted to fight in the war
  • The places where Australians fought and the nature of warfare during World War I, including the Gallipoli campaign
  • 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)
  • The commemoration of World War I, including debates about the nature and significance of the Anzac legend

Details

 

Price

$7.70 per student (incl GST) valid to July 19, 2020
$6.60 per student (incl. GST) valid from July 20, 2020

Duration

60 minutes 
45 minutes (from July 20, 2020)

Maximum number 60 students per hour
Group size 15
Available 9 am – 3.30 pm
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