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Remembering: Anzac Day in the classroom – readilearn

Tomorrow, 25 April is Anzac Day, a day of national significance and a public holiday in both Australia and New Zealand. The day is the anniversary of the first major military campaign fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in World War I, but now commemorates all who have served in any military campaign or operation since. The acronym stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Ceremonies are held around the country and well-attended by past and present servicemen and women, their families and friends, and the general public.

While most children and teachers in both Australia and New Zealand are still on school holidays, they will undoubtedly discuss, and conduct ceremonies in recognition of ANZAC Day when school returns.

To assist your discussions, I remind you of Allison Paterson’s wonderful book Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials, about which I interviewed Allison in November last year as part of the Books on Tour promotion.

About the book

The book explains, in a way that is detailed but accessible for a young audience, the origins and significance of both Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. Explanations of the traditions and symbols ensure that children understand why it is important to observe these historical events and why we should never forget those who fought for our country and those who keep us safe today.

Here are some reminders of Allison’s book:

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8 thoughts on “Remembering: Anzac Day in the classroom – readilearn

    1. Norah Post author

      No need to be embarrassed. We don’t always know of the celebrations and commemorations of other countries. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  1. weejars

    So important to keep the discussion going. I am disappointed this year we are on school holidays. I am off to the dawn service at the war memorial tomorrow. Hopefully I see some of my students there too

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    1. Norah Post author

      I hope you did see some of your students there, Sarah. The War Memorial in Canberra is amazing. I’m sure the ceremonies held there are very moving too.

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