Unfolding history: WWI stories

A workshop for secondary students exploring stories of Victorians from World War I and uncovering the conflict's significance.

Postcard with British and Commonwealth flags
240 minutes
Year level
Year: 9–10
$320 per group (up to 25 students)
25 students

This workshop for secondary students explores stories of Victorians from World War I. As they are guided to learn the significance of the First World War, and respond to a range of compelling sources, students will generate questions for historical inquiry and learn powerful research techniques. Using Library resources and their newly gained research skills, they will spend time researching topics independently.


Students will:

  • identify and select different kinds of questions about the past to inform historical inquiry (ACHHS166)
  • identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods (ACHHS168)
  • process and synthesise information from a range of sources for use as evidence in a historical argument (ACHHS170)


For related teaching activities to support your visit to the Library, see our ergo website.