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VWMA Event 1 2019: Turning fascinating facts into brilliant biographies

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Memorial Hall, Anzac House, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide SA 5000

Victoria Drive

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Are you teaching Year 9 History: World War One Depth Study or Year 10 History: World War Two Depth Study in 2019? This is for you!

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Looking for research tasks that involve students using primary source materials in creative, collaborative, critical ways? Join the Virtual War Memorial Schools Program for 2019!

The Virtual War Memorial Schools Program is an exciting teaching opportunity involving a partnership between the Department for Education (SA) and Virtual War Memorial Australia. The partnership has been built around the use of the Virtual War Memorial for teaching and learning relating specifically to the Australian Curriculum: History in Years 9 and 10, and Civics and Citizenship at Year 10.

Throughout 2019, we will be running professional learning activities that are aligned to the national curriculum and relevant to teachers of HASS/History, Research Project and Research Practices, English, Aboriginal Studies, Community Studies, Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Modern History, Society and Culture, and Women’s Studies.

In the first workshop for the year, non-fiction author Dr Kristin Weidenbach will show you how to turn fascinating facts into well-crafted biographies and narratives that can be uploaded to the Virtual War Memorial site and shared with readers across the world. Kristin will share her practical ideas about how to use written primary sources such as postcards, letters, diaries and service records to create meaningful and interesting texts with your students. And there will be hands-on writing activities that you can share with your students, too.

Kristin Weidenbach writes popular non-fiction focused on Australian history.

Her picture books for children include King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman, Meet Banjo Paterson and Tom the Outback Mailman, which won the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Eve Pownall award in 2013.

Her adult titles include Growing up Moonta, Rock Star: the story of Reg Sprigg, and the Australian bestseller Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the story of Tom Kruse.

You can read more about Kristin here:http://www.kristinweidenbach.com/

This workshop is open to 25 teachers who would like to join the Virtual War Memorial Schools Program and work with their students to research the lives of Australian service personnel as part of their studies in HASS/History, or other subject areas.

The workshop will be held after school hours in Memorial Hall, at the Torrens Parade Ground. Parking is available on site or on Victoria Drive.

Please bring a laptop, pen, paper and your creativity to the workshop.

*Prior to the workshop, please make yourself familiar with the Virtual War Memorial site. See www.vwma.org.au

*Image one shows Australian staff nurses in the grounds of No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England. Australian War Memorial, H19183.

*Image two shows the Australian brass band at No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital with their pet kangaroo Jimony, Harefield, England. Australian War Memorial, H19804.

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Memorial Hall, Anzac House, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide SA 5000

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