Mail-out for Remembrance Day 2021

 

On 11 November at 11 am each year, Australians pause for one minute's silence in memory of all people who have died and suffered in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world.

This year, we have posted a special pack of resources to schools, ex-service organisations and other community organisations across Australia. This is the digital version of the pack.

Proudly display the Remembrance Day posters as a commitment to commemorating our service personnel and veterans. We encourage you to use our educational resources in your classrooms or at home.

Commemorative posters for 2021

We have created 2 posters for this Remembrance Day.

Display our Remembrance Day poster to commemorate those who have died or suffered during wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Our second poster commemorates the 80th anniversary of Australians in the Greek Campaign and the Battle of Crete during World War II.

Endurance - Century of Service book

This resource is the 11th book in the Century of Service series. The series is inspired by the 15 stained glass windows at the Australian War Memorial, with each window honouring a quality displayed by Australians during wartime.

Endurance tells the stories of some Australians who became prisoners of war in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

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.

In Their Own Words virtual lesson

ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE

Our educational series develops students' understanding of military service, wartime experience, and commemoration by highlighting our Veterans' Stories interviews. The next lesson in this series presents the real experiences of Australian veterans as prisoners of war. The resource is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary students and includes student discussion questions for each video.

Prisoner of war artwork fact sheets

ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE

Two new online resources in our Expressions: Commemoration through Art series develops students’ understanding of wartime artworks. The activities feature art by Jack Chalker and V. Murray Griffin and tell their stories as prisoners of war.

The resources include background context and educational questions to encourage student research.

New Stories of Service videos

ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE

We have 6 new videos in the Stories of Service series now available. They use a combination of animation, archival material and interviews to support learning about Australian wartime history.

The videos present the lives of 3 Australians during World War I and 3 during the Vietnam War, aligned with the Year 9 Australian Curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

World War I

Vietnam War

Get in touch

If you have any questions or comments, you can get in touch with us at education@dva.gov.au

You can also reach us at this postal address:

Community Engagement Section
Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
Brisbane Qld 4001


Last updated: 18 October 2021

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DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2021), Mail-out for Remembrance Day 2021, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 25 October 2021, https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/research-education/schools/mailout-remembrance-day-2021
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