Create a short news bulletin on a battle in France or Belgium in which Australians fought during the First World War.
Between 1916 and 1918 Australians fought at 29 locations on the Western Front that ran 700 kilometres from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border.
Using primary sources, students research one battle and produce a news bulletin which reports the important details from the perspective of those involved.
The news bulletin should be in the style of a newsreel or radio report to reflect the period. It could include the following aspects:
This challenge addresses history outcomes and content from the BOSTES NSW K-10 Syllabus incorporating the Australian Curriculum.
An overview of the causes of the wars, why men enlisted and where Australians fought. (ACDSEH021, ACDSEH095, ACDSEH024)
Significant events and the experiences of Australians at war. (ACDSEH108)
Impact of the wars on Australia. (ACDSEH096, ACDSEH109)
Website links to specific and general background information will support students and teachers to meet the challenge outcomes.
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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)