Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ANZAC Day - 25th April

Each April 25 we come together as nation (as do New Zealand) and publicly acknowledge the sacrifices that our ANZACs gave on what would have been a horrific battle at what we now call ANZAC COVE.

It is important to help our young people gain an insight into what lead up to this battle and how it changed and shaped our culture.

The content that we cover can be distressing and we need to monitor this and help our kids process the facts and emotions they come across in their work on this topic. 

At the bottom of this post there are some photos of ANZAC books and some links to short videos to watch with your kids. Here is a link for my pinterest board that has lots of craft ideas. I will be adding to this over the next few days too. 

I have put together a new pack that is open ended and can be used with any picture story book about ANZAC Day. At the bottom of this post I have some photos of some of the books I personally own and will share with my grade. 





This pack contains writing prompts, reading tasks and a mapping task.




Here is a PowerPoint to share with your grade that covers some talking points for further exploration.


To see more click here or on the images
















This is from Behind the News - click to start the segment



This is narrated by a New Zealander. I love that it is as it reinforces that Australians and New Zealanders were in this together. 



This one was put together by an 11 year girl - amazing job



This one takes my breath away


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