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This is a great teaching resource as it is full of activities stage 3 students can use with scaffolding from the teacher. The resource gives information about Australia's link to Britain, why Australia went to war in 1914, what happened at Gallipoli, Ashmead Barlett's account of the Gallipoli war, the Anzac Legend, Western front, what is happening at the Australian Front and conscription.
Teaching activity: Students have already completed lessons on the First World War and the Anzac Legend. What was British involvement in creating an Australian identity? Students look at page 92. In pairs, students divide their paper into a "T-chart" (Hancock & Leaver, 2006, p. 63). They list the connections Australia had with Britain before 1914. Students then highlight and list the reasons why Australia started to break away from Britain on page 2 on http://www.ictbin.com/aw/background/anzaclegends-museumvictoria-anzacw.pdf on the opposite side of the T-chart. A T-chart is a "graphic organiser" (Hancock & Leaver, p. 63), which is used to help students organise their thoughts. The students are to present their findings to the rest of the class. They add their answers to one T-chart that is in front of the class. In groups, the students do a "think, pair, share" (Hancock & Leaver, p. 67) activity, where they think what response they could give and then they discuss what they think the answer is to what the British involvement was in creating an Australian identity. They then share their answers to another pair in the class. The teacher sums up by asking one person from each group what response they had come up with.
Literacy strategy: Students scan the texts to find the information. Students think and locate vocabulary.
Reference: Hancock, J., & Leaver, C. (2006). Teaching Strategies for Literacy. Norwood, S. Aust.: Australian Literacy Educators Association.
Webb. (2008). The First World War and the Anzac Legend. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ictbin.com/aw/spirit/cambridge-kenwebb-sample_1_730549.pdf
Willoughby, E. (n.d.). Our Federation Journey 1901-2001. Retrieved from http://www.ictbin.com/aw/background/anzaclegends-museumvictoria-anzacw.pdf