Investigation of historic sites
In this inquiry unit, students will investigate and construct the past by undertaking an investigation of the significance of historic sites and sources.
As part of this topic, students will examine the range of archival material from World War I, particularly, the Battle of Fromelles. This will include an examination of the search to discover the lost soldiers of this fateful battle, as well as the subsequent excavation and DNA identification of the deceased. This will provide students the opportunity to develop and apply their understanding of the methods employed by modern historians in researching the past.
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Modern History Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017