Commemorating Anzac Day in class

Remember the service men and women that fought - and continue to fight - for peace with these hand-picked resources for Anzac Day

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Anzac Day, Australia, New Zealand, Gallipoli Campaign, First World War, Resources, Lesson, Activity, Primary, Secondary

Resources to remember the contribution of the Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War

Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance, which historically commemorates the contribution and suffering of the soldiers that fought against the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli during the First World War.

These days, it is an opportunity to remember all service men and women, as the spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, camaraderie and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance to both Austalia and New Zealand's national identities.

Why not use this hand-picked selection of lesson ideas and activities to explore this special day with your primary and secondary classes?

Primary resources

Anzac Art
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Anzac Art

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Make some great ANZAC art with this set of paper. Create an Anzac image on top of the National Anthem or the Ode of Remembrance. Included: New Zealand National Anthem - English New Zealand National Anthem Te Reo M ori Australian National Anthem English The Ode o...
AnzacDayActivityPack-MiddletoUpperPrimary
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AnzacDayActivityPack-MiddletoUpperPrimary

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Six ready to print engaging worksheets about Anzac Day suitable for Year 5 upwards. Ideas for research and answers are included. The thought-provoking questions stimulated many interesting class discussions and extension work. The Spelling/Grammar worksheet and the Poetry worksheet have a Naplan...
ANZAC DAY - wordsearch
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ANZAC DAY - wordsearch

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Two ANZAC Day themed word-searches with 15 words each. Click on my username to see my other ANZAC Day resources! Please review if you found the resource helpful!
Song For Anzac Day - Families At Peace
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Song For Anzac Day - Families At Peace

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A song sung by the families of three soldiers in the Gallipoli campaign - you'll have to listen to the song and read the full description in the downloadable document if you're interested - it's too complicated to explain in this space! It's 100 years since the Gallipoli landings. If you'd like to p...
Anzac Day Craft and Quiz
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Anzac Day Craft and Quiz

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A craft activity and a quiz in all one! Quiz questions are written on the poppy petal fold template. Lift each petal up to write your answer. Great for students with access to the internet so they can research the answers independently. Glue the template onto a blank piece of paper or a p...

Secondary resources

WW1 L12 - The Gallipoli Campaign - Success or Failure?
Andy Hassan

WW1 L12 - The Gallipoli Campaign - Success or Failure?

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This lesson focuses on the battle of Gallipoli in which the British and the ANZACS attacked the Ottoman Empire. The students will study as follows: - First, students will look at the current state of the war and the reasons for Gallipoli. - Then, they will look at the events of Gallipoli and comple...
Origins of ANZAC: Ashmead-Bartlett Vs Bean
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Origins of ANZAC: Ashmead-Bartlett Vs Bean

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This activity requires students to think about Bean's and Ashmead-Bartlett's backgrounds and how that may have shaped their writing. They then compare and contrast their work on 4 separate topics to draw inferences about the origins of the ANZAC legend.
ANZAC Day - writing activity
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ANZAC Day - writing activity

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UPDATED: Thank you for the feedback A PowerPoint presentation designed to have students write an original piece for the topic 'What qualities do you think the ANZACs possessed that enabled them to endure the Gallipoli Campaign.' The presentation provides images and information to help stud...