About Australian Women in War
Investigating the experiences and changing roles of Australian women in war and peace operations 1899- Today
This resource kit has been produced by Ryebuck Media for the Department of Veteran's Affairs as part of the government's Commemorations program. A copy of the resource kit has been sent to each secondary school in Australia.
Australian Women in War is a classroom inquiry resource focussing on the significant contribution Australian women have made in Australia's military conflicts, and peacekeeping missions. The resource explores the changing roles and status of women's involvement in conflicts over time. It provides a rich collection of information and evidence to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the topics using an inquiry approach based around seven units:
- Second South African Anglo-Boer War
- World War I
- World war II
- British Commonwealth Occupation Force and Korea
- Vietnam war
- Peace Operations
The kit comprises three elements:
- A Teacher's Guidebook of 108 pages complete with classroom-ready documents and questions that can be used in a variety of ways with middle to upper secondary students. The information is rich in diversity of resource information and is able to reproduced easily for use in the classroom.
- A CD-ROM containing ten interactives that are linked to the seven units in the Teacher's Guidebook. Some of the activities have been designed for students in upper primary and lower secondary levels. Others are suitable for middle to upper secondary students.
- A DVD Museum Study of the Australian War Memorial's public displays on women's experiences of war. Students are challenged to critically analyse the war Australia's premier war museum represents the topic. This activity is designed for middle to upper secondary students.