Commemoration

Classroom Units

  • ANZAC Day Teacher Guide
    Teaching ideas on ANZAC Day activities for early childhood students.
  • Smithy Interactive
    Find evidence and make decisions about what happened to one of Australia's greatest aviators.
  • Finding 'Smithy'
    Using evidence to explore the legend and reality of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.
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  • Memorabilia - at Home
    Finding and interpreting 'treasures' of war-related memorabilia at home.
  • Remembering and Commemorating
    Participants are asked some thought provoking questions while reading three illustrated speeches.
  • Alec Campbell
    Use evidence to create a biography of the last Australian Gallipoli veteran.
  • Sinking of the Centaur
    Was the Australian hospital ship Centaur, sunk by a Japanese submarine near Brisbane, a legitimate war target? Using evidence to decide.
  • ANZAC Day Meaning
    What has ANZAC Day meant in the past? What does it mean to young people today? Using evidence to explore this idea.
  • Peacekeeping ET
    Using evidence to explore Australia's East Timor connections in World War 2 and today.
  • Home Front WW2
    What was life like on the Australian home front in World War 2? Using evidence to explore this question.
  • Charles Hucker
    Using evidence to explore the life and death of an Australian airman in World War 2.
  • Albert Jacka
    Using evidence to investigate the life of an Australian hero.
  • Impact of War on Community
    How to search for evidence of the impact of wars in your community.
  • Battle of Long Tan
    Using evidence to explore this famous battle of the Vietnam War.
  • Soldiers After the War
    Using evidence to explore what happens to servicemen and servicewomen after the wars.
  • Human Lottery - Conscription
    Using evidence to explore the system of conscription during the Vietnam War.
  • John McQuat
    Using evidence and different representations of the death of one Australian in the Vietnam War.
  • Sandakan Death March
    Using evidence to explore this infamous death march of POWs during World War 2.
  • 4855 RH Simpson
    Using documents from a World War 1 soldier's official file to explore his life and experiences.
  • Aust and Timor WW2
    Using evidence to explore the Australian experience of war in Timor during World War 2.
  • Spirit of ANZAC Image and Reality
    Using evidence to explore the story of Simpson - image and reality.
  • Vietnam - Soldiers' War
    Using evidence to explore the soldiers' experience of Vietnam.
  • Weary Dunlop
    Using evidence to explore the experience of Weary Dunlop as a POW of the Japanese in World War 2.
  • Women's Services WW2
    Using evidence to explore image and reality of women's experiences in the WAAAF.
  • Jaywick and Rimau raids
    Using evidence to explore two Z Force raids - Operation Jaywick and Operation Rimau - in World War 2.
  • Coral Sea
    What was the Battle of Coral Sea? Did it save Australia from Japanese invasion? Using evidence to decide.

Student Resources

Interactives

  • ANZAC Puzzles
    Match shapes to create images with an ANZAC theme.
  • Smithy Interactive
    Find evidence and make decisions about what happened to one of Australia's greatest aviators.
  • Suitcase Treasure
    Students learn about shapes by looking at military memorabilia.
  • Who Am I?
    Students take a simple quiz to identify a number of Australians who served in WW1.

Annual ANZAC Day Ceremonies

The ANZAC Day Student Service

This solemn ceremony is conducted every year in Brisbane's ANZAC Square prior to ANZAC Day from 10am and noon approximately. The 2016 event took place on Thursday, the 21st day of April, and several thousand Queensland school students took part.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Every year on the 25th day of April, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 04:28am sharp at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. All are welcome to attend.

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