Friday, 19 May 2017


Explore the resources below to learn about A.N.Z.A.C day.

When finished create a DLO that answers the following questions.

  • What does ANZAC stand for?
  • When do we have the ANZAC ceremony?
  • Why do we celebrate ANZAC day?
  • What started WW1?
  • How do we hold a commemoration on ANZAC day today?
  • Why are poppies a symbol for ANZAC day?

The students of Room 5 loved researching about the history of the ANZACs and the two World Wars. It was the first time I had approached teaching a topic like this to a class this young. The students had very little knowledge about the topic to start with but we gradually built quite a broad understanding over a 2 week period. 

Students were also asked to interview members of their family to see if any of their relatives were ever involved in a war. They also chose either a soldier or a medic each to research and then write a biography on. To finish off the topic we had one further discussion as a class where we used 'Talk Moves,' to encourage deeper thinking about what life must have been like for soldiers and their families during the war. We then discussed how their lives would be affected if another war was to occur now. 



Room 5 during the ANZAC Commemoration at 

Tamaki Primary. 



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