In this lesson, students will be provided with a list of events that are significant in the journey of the 16th Battalion and will be asked to research to find the date that they occurred and some more information about them. These events will then be used to create a timeline, or can be added to the location maps created in Lesson 2.
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Provide groups or pairs of students with a copy of the ‘16th Battalion significant events’ activity sheet. Students must use their research skills to find out the date that each of the events occurred, and additional information about it.
Please note: The events on the ‘16th Battalion significant events’ activity sheet were sourced from www.awm.gov.au/unit/U51456/. Therefore the dates and extra information can be found at this site. However, it is up to you if you provide your students with this URL, or ask them to research more broadly.
There are several ways to conduct this lesson:
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