Tags: Primary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education Resource
This education resource is designed for primary students in years 4-6, and focuses on the campaign and the experiences of the Anzacs at Gallipoli in 1915.
Students use collected evidence to create their own storybook, covering the main features of the campaign, the experiences of soldiers and nurses involved, and the ways in which Gallipoli has been, and continues to be, commemorated in Australia.
The published resource includes a copy of the ABC website Gallipoli, The First Day and a DVD Video containing a documentary on Gallipoli: Australians at War Episode Two.
Tags: Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Education Resource
This education resource provides teachers and students with learning activities and information on the experiences of the Anzacs at Gallipoli in 1915, contextualising the involvement of the Turkish, British, French and other Allied forces in the campaign. The resource aids students in discovering the main features of the campaign, including the landings of the Anzacs; the stories of soldiers and nurses involved; the roles of other allied nations; the experiences of families waiting at home; the evacuation; and the reasons why Gallipoli has been and continues to be commemorated as an event of national significance for Australians.
The published resource includes a copy of the ABC website Gallipoli, The First Day and a DVD Video containing two documentary films, Australians at War Episode Two and Revealing Gallipoli.
Tags: Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Websites
Historians still debate whether the Anzac troops were landed at the correct place. Why did the Allied commanders send Australian troops to land on a beach before rugged hills, ridges and steep gullies? What was the objective? What happened?
‘The attack on Gallipoli was one of the more imaginative strategies of the First World War ... Gaining control of the Dardanelles would re-establish communications with Russia and release wheat and shipping locked in the Black Sea by Turkey.’
The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) and the Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966) represent significant turning points in both Australian military history and the history of Australia’s international relations. An understanding of these conflicts also helps explain why Australia became involved in the Vietnam War (1962-1972).
Tags: Secondary, Boer War (1899 – 1902), First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Education Resource
This educational resource provides teachers and students with activities to investigate Australian Prisoners of War using the stories from the Australians at War Film Archive.
The resource provides historical background about Australian prisoners of war since the Boer War and uses the personal stories of veterans and civilian POWs from the Second World War and the Korean War.
M is for Mates- Animals in Wartime from Ajax to Zep
Tags: Primary, Boer War (1899 – 1902), First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), First Gulf War (1991), Second Gulf War (2003 – 2009), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Peacekeeping Operations (1947 – On going), Education Resource
This education resource is designed for primary students and is an alphabetic book about the contribution made by animals in wartime and peace operations.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ publication M is for Mates - Animals in Wartime from Ajax to Zep was shortlisted for the 2010 Children’s Literature Book of the Year Awards by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
M is for Mates was also nominated for the Eve Pownall Information Book of the Year 2010 – for information books suitable for children up to the age of eighteen years.
The publication was produced collaboratively with the Australian War Memorial. In March 2009, the Department to every primary school in Australia. Additional copies can be purchased from the Australian War Memorial on (02) 6243 4578 or online at www.awm.gov.au/shop.