VWMA Event 8: Using online primary sources to teach Australian history

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Aberfoyle Park High School

Taylors Road West

Aberfoyle Park, SA 5159

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*CANCELLED* Students love using primary documents, but it isn't always easy. Learn some practicalities of using handwritten sources.

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**Update 8 November: Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event. We hope to hold it in early 2020**

Who we are:

The Virtual War Memorial Schools Program is a partnership between the Department for Education (SA) and Virtual War Memorial Australia. This partnership is built around using the Virtual War Memorial Australia 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 have been 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 eighth workshop for the year, VWMA Schools Program Manager Dr David Rafferty will help you address the practicalities in using primary source documents to teach Australian history. He will show you teachable techniques for reading handwriting in official documents, particularly Service Records and Unit Diaries from the World Wars. By the end of the workshop you will have learned the basics of military jargon and acronyms and will be able to use these documents to build a picture of the realities of Australians at war.

The logistics:

The event will be held after school hours. For parking details, see the image below. Free parking is available and should be approached from Taylors Road West.

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 Australia site. See vwma.org.au.

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Aberfoyle Park High School

Taylors Road West

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