Interactive Approach to WWI and Making a Nation PUBLISHER SESSION

Making a Nation Decision-maker challenges students to run a colonial property to see if they can liaise with the traditional owners, cultivate the land, employ a reliable labour force, confront the dangers of isolation and colonial life to help make a nation. Impact of WWI: Walking in the Footsteps of the Condah Anzacs explores the war effort of one tiny western district community including the contribution of Indigenous soldiers from the Lake Condah Mission. This session also examines the divisions that arose in many Australian communities during WWI.

Participants are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled device (BYOD) (e.g. laptop, iPad or tablet).

Year 9

Presenters: Tim Gurry and Robert Lewis, Ryebuck Media Pty Ltd

Tim Gurry is managing director of his own award-winning company Ryebuck Media that specialises in the development of education and public awareness programs. He has co-written and edited many publications for the Australian Curriculum and produced and presented television and video productions. Tim is a former president of the History Teachers’ Association of Australia, a life member of the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria and an international educational consultant in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Korea.

Robert Lewis is the publications and curriculum manager at Ryebuck Media. Robert taught in Victorian schools until 1989, when he was appointed curriculum consultant and publications manager with the HTAV. Since then, he has written a range of practical curriculum materials now used throughout Australian secondary schools.