Topic: AAB-Education Centre
The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre, in conjunction with the various Education authorities in Australia, has embarked upon producing a program of instruction targeted initially towards the Later Adolescence band of scholars, characteristically those who are studying in Year 9 and 10 within Australia or of the 14-15 year cohort. Each lesson will be a self contained module. Some will be more difficult than others and graded accordingly.
Each lesson is divided into six elements:
1. Framework of the lesson within the curriculum requirements;
2. A lesson plan;
3. Teaching aids;
4. A student guide;
5. Age appropriate resources for student access; and,
6. Reliable third party resources.
The lessons may be treated as one or expanded to a few lessons, depending upon the depth wished to be pursued. Students are able to follow up at their own pace should they wish to do so outside of any directed academic activity.
For the members of the worldwide audience who are interested in understanding the basic elements of the Australian Light Horse movement, the forms a simple gateway to that process and thus this section should not only be treated as exclusive to Australian school students but as part of a resource for the wider community.
The drought, water shortages, falling land productivity, high unemployment, government infighting and international tensions filled the anxieties of Australians in 1914. All these conditions seem very contemporary to any Australian. For the public, the Great War was something “over there”, like all wars, and had little impact on the society. Give a few speeches, sign up a twenty thousand volunteers and by the time they are ready to fight the war would be over. Five years later would prove that this optimism was poorly placed.
Note: This Topic is still under construction.
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Citation: August 1914