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VWMA Event 3 2019: Using objects to inspire creative historical writing

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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? Come along to this event!

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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 third workshop for the year, non-fiction author Dr Kristin Weidenbach will return to show you how to use material objects, ephemera and memorabilia to inspire students to write creative object-driven biographies of service personnel that can be uploaded to the VWMA site and shared across the world.

Kristin will share her practical ideas about how to use material objects such as medals, trench art, silk postcards, and chocolate boxes to create fascinating biographies and picture books 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. And if you have your own material objects or ephemera, bring those too!

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

*Image one shows Princess Mary gift tin belonging to Sister LA Walter, Australian Army Service AIF. Australian War Memorial, REL34216.

*Image two shows a postcard labelled 'Miss Digger', which was shared with Dr A Reid by a participant in a research project undertaken at Flinders University in 2018.

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

Victoria Drive

Adelaide, SA 5000

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