ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. 25th April of each year marks the anniversary of both Australian and New Zealand soldiers landing in Gallipoli, the first major military action of the First World War. Here are some links if you would like to learn more about Anzac Day.Following are some links to various activities and crafts which might come in handy to you if you wish to teach your Children a bit more about Anzac Day.
Anzac Day: Activities for Early Childhood
NZ History: Anzac Day Social Studies Activity New Zealand, levels 4 and 5
Anzac Day: Classroom Activities
Australian War Memorial: The Anzac Day Tradition – what is Anzac Day, why is it so special?
ANZAC.GOVT.NZ: Significance of Anzac Day
Anzac Day: Anzac Day Education Information and Activities
New Zealand History Online: Anzac Day, the Ceremony, the Red Poppy and more
In Australia many of us attend a Dawn Service, dawn was the original time of landing in Gallipoli. Later in the day ex-servicemen and women meet to take part in marches through the major cities and in many suburbs or towns as well. Commemorative Services are often held later in the day, following the Anzac Parades at War Memorials across the country.
“The Last Post” is usually played at Dawn Services in Australia:
I hope this post has been informative. Feel free to express your appreciation to our soldiers (past and present) in the comment box below.
Reviewed: 16 April 2013