This program takes students through the galleries and Commemorative Area of the Australian War Memorial. Uncover the reasons why the Memorial was created, and the stories behind the collection of objects, art works, photographs, film, and records. Explore various sources, discuss their purpose and usefulness, and hear about Australia’s military history from the various perspectives of those who served.
Encompassing the HASS, History, and Civics and Citizenship key learning areas, students will explore a site of national significance, and find out about some of the places where Australian men and women have served and the roles they have undertaken. Please let the Digital Learning Officer know if you have a preferred focus, conflict, or theme, based on your classroom units of work. Examples include the First World War, modern conflict, animals in war, women in war, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service for example.
This live 45-minute program is suitable for upper primary and secondary students. The Memorial can connect with up to three classes or 100 students at once. Please note: virtual excursions currently run on Thursdays and Fridays during terms 3 and 4, 2021. For availability and more information including how to book, please visit: https://www.awm.gov.au/learn/schools/VirtualExcursions