The 'woke' generation will be unwilling to defend Australia in a military conflict because schools are failing to teach them why the country is a success, the federal education minister has warned.
Alan Tudge is worried students are being taught to focus on negative aspects of the country's history and to take their liberal democracy for granted.
In a speech to libertarian think-tank the Centre for Independent Studies on Friday, Mr Tudge will insist practices in school such as referring to Anzac Day as a 'contested idea' will undermine the younger generation's ideological belief in Australia.
Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge (pictured) says school are undermining the younger generations belief in the Australia as a successful liberal democracy
A draft school curriculum document wants children to be taught that notion of Anzac Day and commemorating those who fought for Australia is a 'contested idea'
That suggestion was put forward earlier this year when the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority released its draft changes to national school curriculum.
At the time Mr Tudge praised some aspects of the proposal such as strengthening language phonics and pushing forward some mathematics concepts by a year.
But he slammed other aspects such as Year 9 being taught about: 'the commemoration of World War I, including different historical interpretations and contested debates about the nature and significance of the Anzac legend and the war'.
The word 'contested' appears in the draft curriculum 19 times.
'[Curriculum changes] go to the heart of