Remembering the past through picture books

Allan, Cherie (2014) Remembering the past through picture books. In Mallan, Kerry M. (Ed.) Picture Books and Beyond. Primary English Teaching Association Australia, Newtown, NSW, pp. 12-24.

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In anticipation of the commemorations around the centenary of World War 1 (2014-2018) this chapter examines the ways in which war and its effects have been represented in picture books for children. It looks at the ways in which these picture books create “textual monuments” as points of reference through which younger generations can “develop a narrative of the past” and “explore different points of view”. The focus of the discussion centres on a number of recent picture books and their application to aspects of the F-2 Australian History curriculum.

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ID Code: 82799
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: picture books, Australian history curriculum, Anzac Day, memory, cultural memory, war, family history
ISBN: 9781875622979
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 PETAA
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2015 23:14
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2016 14:47

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