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Experiences of Australian Women during WWI

The Experiences of Australian Women during WWI is a comprehensive lesson plan that focuses on the role of women during one of the most pivotal moments in history. This lesson is specifically designed for students studying the Australian History Curriculum to learn about the experiences of women during the First World War. Women’s roles on both the Home Front and overseas is discussed. The aim of this lesson is to provide students with a deep understanding of the sacrifices and contributions made by Australian women during this time.

The lesson begins with a short film that provides an overview of the experiences of women during World War One. The film provides a visual representation of the challenges faced by women during this time and the roles they played in supporting the war effort.

Following the film, students engage in source work, examining primary sources such as letters, diaries and newspaper articles. The source work provides students with a deeper insight into the experiences of women during the war, including their daily lives, the work they performed and their thoughts and emotions.

Comprehension questions follow the source work, providing an opportunity for students to apply their understanding and demonstrate their learning. The questions are designed to encourage students to reflect on the experiences of women during the war and think critically about the impact of the conflict on their lives.

Finally, students create a Home Front poster, highlighting the important contributions made by women during the war. This activity provides students with the opportunity to apply their creativity and research skills, while also giving them an opportunity to express their understanding of the experiences of women during World War One.

The Experiences of Australian Women during WWI lesson plan for students studying the Australian History Curriculum is a comprehensive and engaging way for students to learn about the important contributions made by women during this time. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their research and critical thinking skills, while also gaining a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions made by women during the First World War.

WWI Australia Role of Women Lesson Classroom Resource

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Resource Information

Description:Student activity consists of a short film, source work, comprehension questions and students creating a Home Front poster.
Estimated lessons:2.
Ages14-16 years.
Format PowerPoint

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