The Gallipoli campaign of World War I is perhaps Australia’s best known military endeavour. In 2015, it is 100 years since Australian and New Zealand troops landed at what is now known as ‘ANZAC Cove’ and faced the formidable Turkish troops.
Here you will find a five-lesson unit of work commemorating this memorable and important event.
The lessons are aimed at students in years 5 to 7, but are flexible enough to be adapted for lower or higher year levels. While designed to be taught as a complete unit, they can be used individually to suit your students and classroom program.
Each lesson has an introduction, links to the Australian curriculum, learning outcomes, a list of resources, lesson steps and accompanying activity sheets (presented as PDFs and IWB files as appropriate). There are also additional curriculum-linked activities to extend your students’ learning.
Each lesson has a distinct focus:
School children from across Australia are invited to capture their individual reflections about those Australians who have sacrificed their lives for us in conflicts by writing their individual thoughts upon a Commemorative Cross.More information >