Great Debates: The Anzac Legend

Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Charles Bean
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Alice Ross-King
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - John Howard
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Ben Roberts-Smith
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Keith Murdoch
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Mary Gilmore
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Paul Keating
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Joan Beaumont
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Teachers Guide
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend - Rubrics
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Great Debates: The Anzac Legend is designed for teachers and students of Year 9 Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences. It enables them to investigate the variety of attitudes Australians have had toward the Anzac legend over the past century.

While an event may be significant in our nation’s history, it will not always be of interest to young students. This resource is intended to engage students with, as well as educate them about, our political and wartime history.

Great Debates: The Anzac Legend is modelled on inquiry-based learning. It adopts a debate format using role-play of key characters. Students are not given the information synthesised but rather they are provided with primary and secondary sources to investigate from the perspective of an individual. Students must examine the evidence to ascertain what their character would most likely have felt about the Anzac legend.