Australian identity and the First World War: For the Teacher

This unit will lead an investigation of how Australia’s participation in the First World War, or the Great War, impacted on its growing sense of itself, and how it continues to influence the national imagination and identity.

Year Level: Middle/Upper Secondary

Lesson Duration: 8-10 lessons

Learning Outcomes (Middle Secondary)


  • Data collection
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Reporting
  • Presentation
  • Evaluation
  • Application of research


  • Empathy
  • Co-operation
  • Individual and collective responsibility