Professional development for teachers — Queensland women of the First World War


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With limited opportunity for active service, how did women contribute during the tumultuous years of the First World War? State Library of Queensland’s First World War collections provide some powerful examples of women’s wartime involvement and experiences.

While their loved ones fought in faraway lands, at home in Queensland and elsewhere, wives, mothers and girlfriends dealt with the consequences of war. With creativity and resourcefulness, they managed family responsibilities alone, coped with resource shortages, and contributed in whatever way they could. Some enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service and saw active service overseas. Others threw themselves into fundraising activities, volunteered to care for wounded soldiers, or protested for peace. All lived in anxious anticipation of their loved ones’ return, facing their fears and the trauma of loss.

Part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program, this workshop will guide teachers to explore the lives of five Queensland women, who each played a unique role in the First World War. As you explore their personal historical collections, hypothesise how their involvement may have impacted on the changing role of women. This professional development session is designed for teachers and educators with a specific interest in teaching the First World War.

Registration for this event is free. If you register and find you can no longer attend, please contact us so we can release your ticket. Registration is required for catering purposes.

Can't make the event? This professional development session will be recorded and made available to teachers via the State Library of Queensland and Q ANZAC 100 websites. Please get in touch if you would like further details on how to access the recording.

Tue 13 Mar 2018, 4:00 pm - 06:30 pm
White Gloves Room, level 4, State Library
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(07) 3842 9293  

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