The not-for-profit Copyright Agency’s online hub for teachers, Reading Australia, has curated a collection of books and associated resources to help teachers explore the diverse themes of war with sensitivity and purpose in Australian high schools and primary schools.
Many students are curious to better understand the challenges Australian defence forces faced, the sacrifices they made and how those stories have enriched the fabric of modern Australian society.
The list of books and resources – all linked to the Australian curriculum – explore the impacts of wars including the Gallipoli campaign. By utilising the resources, teachers can create meaningful lessons that explore the themes of bravery, mateship and hardship.
The titles and resources selected by Reading Australia include:
1. The One Day of the Year (play), Alan Seymour
2. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan
3. Once, Morris Gleitzman
4. Little Brother, Allan Baillie
5. The Silver Donkey, Sonya Hartnett
6. The Treasure Box, Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood
To receive access to resources, essays, monthly updates, book news and competitions, teachers can visit Reading Australia’s website and register for free.
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