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.
Recruiting and training
Induction in the Light Horse was a complex process requiring a certain level of skills prior to the acceptance of the recruit. Once in the Light Horse, there were fundamental activities that needed to be learnt. This included basic infantry training, equitation, cavalry training and maintaining the horse. This lesson looks at all these aspects of Light Horse life in the context of the training camps located near the state capital cities.
Note: This Topic is still under construction.
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Citation: Recruiting and training