Every ANZAC Day my old principal used to read the students Simpson and his donkey over the loud speaker. I remember the senior kids knowing it off by heart. Its a lovely story but for those who want to mix it up Annabel Astbury from ABC Splash has presented some great resources for you to check out.
Get your students to immerse themselves in the first day landings at Gallipoli in 1914. An extensive resource that explores Australian and Turkish perspectives on the ‘day that shaped a nation’.
A great collection of practical activities and primary resources for use in the classroom as well as this collection of resources exploring multiculturalism in the AIF.
Did you know animals could be awarded a medal for bravery in war? Ideal for younger students learning about different aspects of war, this publication by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs takes a different, often uplifting, take on life on the frontline.
This clip invites older students to contemplate the many different ways the past is remembered and commemorated. An excellent introduction to the way documentary can contribute to the historical record.