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VWMA Event 6 2019: Using military primary sources in the classroom

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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!

Who we are:

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. The Program develops students’ research skills using primary sources.

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.

The workshop:

In our sixth workshop for the year, experienced teacher Stephen Uren and Dr David Rafferty will show you how to use primary source documents, particularly the Service Records digitised by the NAA, to research Australians who served in the World Wars. They will provide teachable techniques for building a picture of an individual’s wartime service. Steve and David will address military jargon and acronyms, reading the handwriting, and connecting the Service Record with other sources of information.

Stephen Uren is Humanities Faculty Leader at Saint Ignatius’ College and has taught History for many years. Dr David Rafferty is Manager of the VWMA Schools Program, a former schoolteacher and published historian.

The logistics:

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. Free parking is available on site or on Victoria Drive; the boom gate to the Torrens Parade Ground will be raised.

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

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

Victoria Drive

Adelaide, SA 5000

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