Australian students explore personal family ties to WWI service members

03/30/2014 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

A renewed interest in history is taking place at Goondiwindi State High School on the New South Wales-Queensland border in Australia as students research their own family ties to members of the military who fought in World War I. The students plan to travel to WWI sites and deliver research-based eulogies for the members of the military, some of whom are related to the students. The study of history has changed, said Bernie Howitt, president of the History Teachers' Association of NSW. "The availability of sources makes it a lot easier, but with that comes the responsibility of also teaching students to be critical of sources, so that they don't just trust everything that they find," he said.

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