Identify a local war memorial and design a collaborative class tribute to the First World War heroes in the community.
Visit a local war memorial and find information about the:
Reflect and discuss the students’ personal impressions, thoughts and feelings.
This challenge addresses history outcomes and content from the BOSTES NSW K-10 Syllabus incorporating the Australian Curriculum.
How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media and museums. (ACHHK004)
How they, their family and friends commemorate past events that are important to them. (ACHHK003)
The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial.(ACHHK045)
Website links to specific and general background information will support students and teachers to meet the challenge outcomes.
In addition, other links provide information about 21st century learning pedagogy and a selection of digital creation and presentation tools. Web links (.pdf 108KB)
Details of a selection of stage appropriate literature that includes picture books, novels and non-fiction titles. These stories and poems may inspire, generate creative ideas and provide background information for your challenge. Related literature (.pdf 486KB)