Resources for Students

The Virtual War Memorial Schools Program

The Virtual War Memorial Schools Program enables students to make a lasting contribution to commemoration and the body of historical knowledge of the individual experience of service and the impact of war on communities.  Supported by the Department for Education (South Australia), the program enables teachers to monitor and manage student progress and allows student research on Australia's servicemen and women to be published online.

For more information, contact schools.program@vwma.org.au 


If your school is interested in participating, please ask your teacher to complete and return the Expression of Interest form 

 

Need some help researching, writing or building a profile?

Researching

Researching a person - World War 1

Researching a person - World War 2

Finding photographs

Image attribution details

Finding digitised service records - WW2

Research Guide - Using newspapers

 

Locating/Interpreting/Analysing Sources

Analysing images

Analysing written sources

Primary source organiser

Guide to reading a service record

Guide to Reading a Unit Diary

Guide to Australian Defence Forces Ranks & Structure

Abbreviations used in records

Frequently Used Abbreviations - National Archives of Australia

Guide to the Australian Remembrance Trail on the Western Front - via the Anzac Portal site

Converting Historical Currency - Pre-decimal inflation calculator - Reserve Bank of Australia

Student Guide - Building a profile

 

Writing

Writing a biography

       Biography template

       Example Biography

Writing personal stories

       Example Personal Story - Select the "Personal Stories" tab

 

 

Primary school students

PS - Researching a person

PS - Telling the story of service

PS - Research profile

PS - Research profile large print