HASS

Rita de Faria - Head of Humanities and Social Sciences

ANZAC Research

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To celebrate the ANZAC Centenary this year all Year 9 HASS students researched an Australian soldier who had been in World War I. Stephen Anstey, Curator of History from the WA Museum and a parent at the School, had worked on the National Anzac Centre in Albany and he gave us some insights into some of the research behind the "32 characters" that are featured in the NAC.
Two students, Christine Exten and Maddie Rocher, who was helped by Bella Spiro-Harrison, researched their great and great, great grandfathers - Sidney R. Exten and Thomas Trinder Rocher.

Despite being given only a brief time to work on the task, the Year 9 students were very pleased with their end product. They also enjoyed the technology behind embedding their research in a QR code that the other students at the College can scan with their iPad to discover more about the life of that soldier.

Be sure to download a QR app to find out more about the soldier we will feature each week!

This week's soldier is Private Sidney R. Exten researched by Christine Exten.

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