Step 1: Students go to the Australian War Memorial website. http://www.awm.gov.au/ then click Australians at war, then click the Australian Military history overview then click First World War, 1914-1918.
Step 2: Students read First World War, 1914-18 and examine photo source AWM Collection Record: A02022 Australian troops in the Turkish Lone Pine trenches.
Teacher led discussion.
Students complete the lesson activity, short answer questions and source analysis questions.
Students save their work at the end of the lesson and either email it to the teachers site or save to the school server under the HSIE/History folder for Year 9 History entitled, Australian War Memorial
Students use a website as part of historical inquiry
Students navigate educational website/
The following questions are extremely important to you as a history student in judging the quality of a primary source:
Who wrote or made the source (author/photographer)?
When and where was it made or published (timing/origin)?
Why was it made (purpose/motive)?
Who was it made for (audience)?
What is the content of the source?
What is the author or creator’s point of view or perspective?
Also, consider elements such as bias/neutrality, reliability, informative/persuasive.
Examine source AWM collection record: A02022 from the Australian War Memorial website.
When was the source published? Is it a primary or secondary source?
g.Where was the photo taken? Who has been photographed in the source? (Be specific.)
h.What evidence can you extract from the source about the conditions men faced in the trenches?
i.Use the source and your own knowledge to write a description about the way in which trenches during the Gallipoli campaign were constructed to defend soldiers.
j.The source mentions Lone Pine, use the AWM search engine to research the Battle of Lone Pine. Once you have collected your information write a short account of the Battle of Lone Pine.
k.Go to search and select Database search. Enter the name of an Australian solider who fought in World War I. Ask your teacher to supply you with a list or complete a database search using the name of a family member if relevant. Record information about the soldier that you learn from your AWM database search.