Mail-out for Anzac Day 2021
On 25 April we commemorate Anzac Day. This date is the anniversary of the day Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed on Gallipoli in 1915 as part of the Allies' invasion. Anzac Day is a time for us to recognise more than 1.5 million men and women who have served Australia in all conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations. It's also a time to remember some 102,000 Australians who lost their lives as a result of that service.
This year, we have sent a special pack of resources to schools, ex-service organisations and other community organisations across Australia. Display the posters proudly as a commitment to commemorating our service personnel. We encourage you to explore our other content too.
Commemorative posters for 2021
We have created 2 posters for this Anzac Day.
The first explores how Australians have commemorated Anzac Day over the past 105 years.
The second poster is a celebration to mark 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
- Anzac Day 2021 Poster - 105 years of Anzac Day commemorations
- Commemorative Poster - 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force
Wartime Snapshot fact sheets for posters
Designed to support our 2021 posters, the fact sheets explain the commemoration of Anzac Day over the past 105 years and the centennial anniversary of the RAAF.
Both fact sheets include learning activities to support students and links to further resources.
- 105 years of Anzac Day Commemorations: Wartime Snapshot No. 30
- 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force: Wartime Snapshot No. 31
Shifting Tides book for secondary students
This engaging educational resource supports learning about Australia's involvement in the War in the Pacific, as well as the impact of the war on the home front.
The resource aligns with the Year 10 Australian Curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). It includes student inquiry questions to extend learning through independent research and investigation of topics.
History in Focus discussion cards
New additions to our History in Focus series, these printable postcards provide information in a concise format to display in the classroom and encourage student discussion. These four cards look at the important roles that the Bomber Command, Coastal Command, Fighter Command and Transport Command all played during World War II.
- Bomber Command: History in Focus
- Coastal Command: History in Focus
- Fighter Command: History in Focus
- Transport Command: History in Focus
In Their Own Words virtual lesson
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A new educational series to develop students’ understanding of military service, wartime experience, and commemoration through highlighting interviews from the Veterans’ Stories project. The first in this series will highlight veterans views and experiences of Anzac Day along with educational questions for students. The resource is designed for upper primary and lower secondary students.
Royal Australian Air Force artwork fact sheets
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Two new online resources in our Expressions: Commemoration through art series is aimed at developing students’ understanding of wartime artworks. Each activity features artworks centred on Flight Sergeant Middleton, Sergeant David Duncan and Flying Officer Harold Rowell who all served during World War II. The resources include background context and educational questions to encourage student research.
- Flight Sergeant Middleton: Expressions - Commemoration through art
- Wounded Gunner Home from Lae: Expressions - Commemoration through art
Digibooks for smartboards and tablets
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An exciting new way for us to share educational resources which is interactive and engaging for students to help continue their learning of wartime history.
Here they come- a day to remember
This is a digital version of our very popular picture book Here they come: day to remember. The book is designed for lower primary students and helps with learning about commemoration. The book explores different characters and their perspectives on Anzac Day, balancing fictional characters, stylised illustrations and photographs.
Symbols of Commemoration
This digital book explores the many symbols of commemoration used at services held on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. This resource helps students understand the reasons these symbols hold special meaning to Australians.
Remarkable Stories of Australians during Wartime
This digital book highlights extraordinary and intriguing stories of Australians during wartime. Some of these stories may not be well known but they showcase the determination, courage and ingenuity of those who served overseas and the support on the home front.
First World War: Stories of Service videos
We're releasing 3 new videos that use a combination of cartoons, animation, archival material and live presentation to support learning about Australian wartime history.
The videos present the lives of 3 Australians during World War I, aligned with the Year 9 Australian Curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
Get in touch
If you have any questions or comments, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also reach us at this postal address:
Community Engagement Section
Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
Brisbane Qld 4001