This resource is a Treasures Gallery Access Program, supported by National Library Patrons.

Using this resource

This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 9 students. It adopts an inquiry learning approach that develops students’ skills as historians. The resource engages students with a rich selection of sources and challenges them to draw their own conclusions about the role of media in World War I.

For more information on how the public at home were informed of the progress of the war, see NLA Publishing's Where Are Our Boys? How Newsmaps Won the Great War.

Introductory Activities
Timeline of Events
Historian Interview - Commemoration
Historian Interview - Australia's Context in a Global War
The 1916 Conscription Debate
Concluding Activities