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Anzac or ANZAC?

When teaching students about Anzac Day be aware of the Anzac/ANZAC issue.

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Classroom Activities (
The list of activities above is taken from this page.
(From the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland.)

ANZAC Day - FTfs (
Ready-to-use classroom resources from "For Teachers for students". Examples:
- Facts for students including the eight-page Anzac Day facts for students [pdf] to print out
- Lessons and activity sheets page where ideas and activities are linked to the Australian Curriculum. For example, see the two-page ANZAC Day Comprehension Sheet [pdf].

A Day to Remember (
List of links to suggested activities, inspired by A Day to Remember: The Story of Anzac Day by Jackie French.

Links to various activities Schools and teachers (
Australian War Memorial website. See also further activities in:

- Classroom resources
- Classroom showcase (examples of student work)
- Memorial boxes

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Anzac logo activity Anzac Day Logo Classroom Activity (
Students analyse examples of Anzac Day logos, then create their own. The activity can be downloaded as a Word document.

Unit and activity ideas

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As the original version of the Centenary of Education website has been removed, the following links take you to ARCHIVED PAGES.
Centenary of WW1 (archived from
A special Gallipoli-themed educational website from Australia Post.

Two units of work:
Gallipoli 16th Battalion
1. Introducing Gallipoli
2. The soldiers
3. The nurses
4. Symbols & traditions
5. Aust. identity
1. Research
2. The journey
3. Events
4. Honouring
5. Inspiration
Some lessons include activity sheets to download, eg All about Gallipoli (pdf) (for Gallipoli Lesson 1)

The online activities (online board game and letter writing interactive) appear to be no longer accessible.

However,you can
PRINT OUT the World War 1 board game (see links to pdf files under "Resources".)
use the Letter writing activity (see link at right of page)

● See our Booklets to download page for free units to download.

We Remember Anzac (Primary Resource) [pdf] (

Information and activities that focus on commemoration and the Anzac story. More information.

We Remember Anzac (Secondary Resource) [pdf] (
Information and activities that focus on commemoration and the Anzac story. More information..

Anzac Day Unit Ideas [pdf file, 0.02MB] (previously at
List of unit or activity ideas, mostly involving computer use.

Lesson Ideas - ANZAC Day [pdf] (
Two-page pdf file of Anzac Day lesson ideas covered by the "For Teachers for students" page referred to above.

Units prepared by other teachers Curriculum Sharing Project (
Curriculum units by Australian teachers on Australia's Wartime and peacekeeping history, aligend to the Australian Curriculum.
Anzac diary lesson suggestions Diary of an Anzac (
Lesson suggestions using the diary of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.
- See also our Anzac Diaries page.

Crosswords to print

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Anzac Day Crosswords (
- Why did the Anzacs land at Gallipoli? - crossword
- The significance of Anzac Day - crossword
- Gallipoli slang - crossword

Crosswords can be printed from the screen, downloaded or played online.
(Solutions available.)

Anzac Day! (
Printable pdf version available. (Solution available using email.)

● See More crosswords on our Anzac Websites Crosswords page.

Word searches to print

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Anzac Day Word Search (Word Find) Puzzles (
- Gallipoli Campaign - word search
- Soldiers - word search
- Military Operations - word search
- Simpson and his Donkey - word search
- Anzac Spirit  - word search
- Dawn Service - word search

● See More word searches on our Anzac Websites Word Searches page.

ESL/literacy English Lesson Plan on Anzac Day (
A series of literacy and comprehension exercises designed for English as a Second Language students.

Introduction A is for ANZACs (
Popular set of 26 web pages providing students with an A to Z introduction to the Anzac tradition and story.
Cloze activities Anzac Day Cloze Activities
[Original website not available.]
New Zealand exercise. Try the archived version.

Jigsaw puzzles Poppytime jigsaw puzzles to print (
In particular, Lest we forget and We will remember them are suitable for Anzac Day. Poster versions are also available.

Image interpretation Wartime Snapshots - 95th anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli [pdf file] (
Questions on the landing at Gallipoli and Anzac Day, centred on the two photographs in an Anzac Day poster.

Book-related activities My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day (
(Site and links below unavailable, 6 Oct and 7 Nov 2019)

Activities for use with the picture book "My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day" by Catriona Hoy:
- Getting started
- Activities
- Assessment
Targeted at Year levels 2-4.
See also.
Author's Facebook page.
  See also
the activity groups listed at the top
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●  Essay activity on the Anzac legend
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