Personal stories from WWI

Excursion Summary

1 hour

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The State Library’s unique collection of WWI diaries affords a rare insight into the personal experiences of Australian soldiers. Expert curators will unravel the stories and introduce students to the men who carefully recorded their wartime experiences.

Curriculum Outcomes

Curriculum links:

Stage 3 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History

HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Stage 4 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History

HT4-5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources

HT4-6 uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations

Stage 5 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History - Making of the Modern World – Core Study – Depth Study 3 Australians at War (World Wars I and II)

HT5-1 explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia.

HT5-4 explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia

HT5-7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia

HT5-9 applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

HT5-10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences.

Booking Details

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment via DART Connections website: or Electroboard
Cost: Free