Year 9 – WWI history: A digital storytelling excursion

The museum has put together a digital storytelling excursion for year nine entitled ‘Telling the ANZAC story.

Students spend the day at the museum learning about World War I ANZACs and Light horse through demonstrations and artefacts.  Students work in groups to create digital stories – short movies on their tablet devices, and show them at the end of the day.  A small prize is awarded to the winning team, for the best digital story as voted on by the museum volunteers.  The day includes live demonstrations of horseback tent pegging and a flag raising ceremony with firing party.  They create great action footage!

The day is structured as follows:

  • Overview: includes instruction on digital story telling and movie making app on tablet device
  • Museum experience: students  rotate through the museum displays and talks including:
    • ANZAC Artefacts and souvenirs brought home
    • Beersheba Battle and diorama
    • Trench logistic
    • WWI Weapons
    • War horses
    • Women’s Role in WWI
  • Flag Raising ceremony with firing party
  • Horseback Tent Pegging Demonstration
  • Movie Storyboarding time
  • Interviews and additional photo/video capture
  • Sausage sizzle /lunch
  • Movie creation and polishing
  • Digital story showtime

This activity works in well with the Premier’s ANZAC Prize.

For bookings or further information contact Janis Hanley: m:0412615483 or email Janis

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