Case Study Overview
In this unit students ‘create’ a family and community, and then explore how the people involved react to a series of situations that develop during the war. The unit provides a practical classroom-based way of developing knowledge, understanding and empathy while formulating hypotheses that can then be tested in a real local community, or at a state or national level.
Case Study unit of work inquiry structure (pdf)
- Teacher’s Guide
- Activity 1: Understanding a key concept in forming initial hypotheses
Understanding the main concept(s) raised in the case study
- Activity 2: Creating your family
Forming groups to become different families in wartime
- Activity 3: Visiting the scene of the events
Looking at the video segment of this case study and answering questions about it
- Activity 4: Examining key information
Responding as a family to 8 wartime situations by considering a variety of evidence
- Activity 5: Community meeting
Discussing the nature of wartime family experiences in a community meeting
- Activity 6: How might the National Museum of Australia represent this historical theme?
Exploring key objects in the museum which illustrate the case study theme