Learning about Anzac Day - Some craft ideas, story books and printable Anzac biscuit recipe to help your children build an understanding of what Anzac day means

Learning about Anzac Day

What I'm doing with my class tomorrow :) Link to printable Unit on Anzac Day for young learners, printable poppy craft, printable anzac biscuit recipe

anzac day unit

anzac day unit

Remembrance Day

ANZAC idea - Poppy collages for Remembrance Day (tissue paper, scrapbook paper, glitter glue) - I'd possibly do it on a blue background

A powerful and moving picture book about the Vietnam War based on the unforgettable song. John Schumann's unforgettable lyrics about the Vietnam War are etched in our memories and into our history books. Now they've been warmly brought to life by one of Australia's best-loved illustrators. Ages 8 .

I Was Only Nineteen. John Schumann’s song ‘I was only nineteen’ is a ‘national anthem ’ to the Australian veterans who fought in Vietnam. Source Allen & Unwin notes by Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australian history. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It is the name given to the troops who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The name ANZAC is now a symbol of bravery and mateship. This is the story of how the ANZAC legend began.

Buy Meet the ANZACS by Claire Saxby and Max Berry online. This book about the ANZAC legend is suitable for ages

The following is a list of great books which deal specifically with ANZAC day.  I've also included some powerful books that tackle the nature of war, both picture books AND chapter books, allowing a more broader discussion to take place.

The following is a list of great books which deal specifically with ANZAC day. I've also included some powerful books that tackle the nature of war, both picture books AND chapter books, allowing a more broader discussion to take place.

Anzac Day Classroom poster

Generate interest in ANZAC Day celebrations with a commemorative 100 years since the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli classroom display.

Only a Donkey : Hardback : Celeste Walters, Patricia Mullins : 9780670041688

Only a Donkey by Celeste Walters, Patricia Mullins. Gorgeous story about a donkey who brings magic to his fellow farm animals by showing them the story of Simpson and his donkey, who saved so many lives in WWI.

An extraordinary exploration of Gallipoli created by the incredible Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Many books have been written about the battles of Gallipoli

"The Beach They Called Gallipoli", by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley - More than a book about ANZACS, this stunningly illustrated book is about and for all of the nationalities who fought at Gallipoli, no matter what side they were on.

The powerful story of one man's fight in the trenches ...and the little messenger dog who saved him.  Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man's-land, Jim is shot ...and finds himself face to face with an enemy soldier.

Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man's-land, Jim is shot . and finds himself face to face with an enemy

Anzac Day teaching resource pack from RIC Publications

ANZAC DAY – Honouring our Heritage commemorates the centenary of WWI and the Anzacs in Gallipoli, the texts covers nine different Anzac Day topics.

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