Here they come—A day to remember

This education publication has been developed for lower primary students to assist in developing students’ understanding of commemoration. It explores a variety of characters and their perspectives on Anzac Day. Balancing fictional characters, stylised illustrations and photographs, the publication shows students that Anzac Day is significant to many Australians, is an important part of Australian community life, and is a respectful event containing commemorative traditions and symbols. The publication is supported by education materials that align to the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences.

These Learning Activities support the education publication, Here they come: A day to remember. The activities aim to assist you in teaching students to understand and appreciate the concept of commemoration and to broaden their knowledge of Australia’s wartime experiences. By exploring a range of possible perspectives, students will come to understand why many people choose to commemorate, why Anzac Day is a day of national significance and why it is important to remember the impact of the war on Australian communities.

Here they come: A day to remember also provides the opportunity for students to identify the common symbols of commemoration and reflect on the significance of memorials in our communities.

Key concepts in the text include: commemoration, identity and diversity, citizenship and civic participation, community values, connections to the past, symbols, service and sacrifice.

Here they come—A day to remember Learning Activities (booklet)
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Here they come—Image List
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