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Booklets and units
Department of Veterans' Affairs

DVA Teacher Resources

See the extensive list of booklets and posters to download


Gallipoli and the Anzacs  (dva.gov.au)
The full resource includes a Teachers' guidebook of photocopiable print resources, a DVD-ROM and a DVD-VIDEO. An earlier version of this collection of resources was sent to schools several years ago. However, the printable resources can be downloaded free. You can download the full publication Gallipoli and the Anzacs [pdf, 29MB] or the individual units:
- Introduction for Teachers [pdf file]
- Unit 1: Australians at war in 1914 [pdf file]
- Unit 2: The Dardanelles strategy and geography [pdf file]
- Unit 3: The landing at Gallipoli [pdf file]
- Unit 4: The Gallipoli Campaign [pdf file]
- Unit 5: Fighting and surviving at Anzac [pdf file]
- Unit 6: Receiving news of Gallipoli on the home front [pdf file]
- Unit 7: Understanding Anzac Day - past, present, future [pdf file]


We Remember Anzac: Primary Resource [pdf] (anzacportal.dva.gov.au)
Information and activities that focus on the Anzac story and commemoration. More information.

Centenary of WW1 (centenaryeducation.com.au)
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
All 10 lessons include activity sheets to download, eg All about Gallipoli (pdf) (for Gallipoli Lesson 1)

Online activities:
- Centenary education board game (relies on some info on 16th Battalion)
- Letter writing interactive

Resources:
- Letter writing research, tips and activities
- Legacy information, background


AWM booklets (awm.gov.au)
Good quality colour booklets (in pdf form) to download:
- Ancestry: multicultural Anzacs (33 pages)
- Audacity: heroic Australians (60 pages).
- Devotion: wartime nurses (56 pages)
- Forever Yours: wartime love and friendship (60 pages)
- M is for Mates: animals in wartime (64 pages)
- We'll Meet Again: love in wartime (114 pages)

Defence 2020: Salute to the Aussie Digger [pdf file] (defence2020.gov.au)
From Studies Magazine Issue 1 2008 on the Defence 2020 website. (Audio samples available.)
For Gallipoli questions see pages 16-18.


Australians at War (Department of Veterans' Affairs)
- Primary Schools Education Resource Part 1 [
pdf, 3.1MB]
- Primary Schools Education Resource Part 2 [
pdf, 5.2MB]
- Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 1 [
pdf, 2.5MB]
- Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 2 [
pdf, 4.3MB]
- Secondary Schools Education Resource Part 3 [
pdf, 5.1MB]

Investigating Gallipoli (anzacportal.dva.gov.au)
Worksheets and information. Designed for primary students. Download the complete publication or the four components separately. A DVD-ROM (ryebuck.com.au) related to this material is available.
- Investigating Gallipoli: complete publication [pdf]
- Introduction for Teachers [pdf]
- Worksheets for My Storybook [pdf]
  Information and cutouts for students to use in completing My Storybook (next item).
- My Storybook of the Anzacs at Gallipoli 1915 [pdf]
  For completion by students, using the worksheets of the previous item.
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The Worksheet master pages for My Storybook [pdf]
   Information for completing the rest of the previous item.

Forever Yours [pdf] (anzacportal.dva.gov.au)
Stories about love and friendship during wartime. Mainly primary. A Forever Yours docx version is available. For more information see the DVA Education Resources: Forever Yours page.

We'll Meet Again [pdf] (anzacportal.dva.gov.au)
Information and learning activities on love and friendship experienced during times of conflict. Mainly secondary.  For more information see the DVA Education Resources: We'll Meet Again page.

Gallipoli and Australian Identity 1915-2000 [pdf file] (gallipoli.gov.au)


Operation CLICK:
Anzac to Kokoda - Resource Book (includes worksheets) (gallipoli.gov.au)
Scroll down for the individual pdf files to download.


Too dark for the light horse: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence forces [pdf] (awm.gov.au)
Designed for use in conjunction with Memorial Box 03.

Gallipoli 2000 [pdf file]
(gallipoli.gov.au)
"The Anzac Story from the Interpretative Panels at the Anzac Commemorative Site at North Beach, Gallipoli Peninsula."

ANZACS: The Pain and the Glory
[pdf file] (anzacsite.gov.au)
Primary schools version.

ANZACS: The Pain and the Glory [pdf file] (anzacsite.gov.au)
Secondary schools version.

A Duty Clear Before Us [pdf file] (gallipoli.gov.au)
See also the Overview of educational resources page (gallipoli.gov.au).

Their Spirit, Our History [pdf] (awm.gov.au)


ANZAC: Where history and spirit meet (shrine.org.au)
"Educational materials to support the commemoration of ANZAC Day."
See also Teacher's Manual.


Australians on the Western Front
[pdf file] (dva.gov.au)
"Students can learn about the experiences of Australians on the Western Front between April 1916 and November 1918 through images, film and classroom activities. Published 2006."
The booklet was producdd in conjunction with a CD-ROM, but teachers may find much of the material useful without reference to the CD-ROM. More informationhttp://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/resources/australians-western-front.

Gallipoli: A Social Perspective [pdf file] (amosa.org.au)
By Matt Walsh. "This booklet is an initiative of the Defence Reserves Association (NSW) Inc. and the Military Police Association of Australia Inc. as part of their Schools Military History Program."

From Gallipoli to Dili: The Spirit of Anzac
[pdf file] (archived from dva.gov.au)
No longer on the DVA website, presumably because it is a little out of date. Traces the participation of Australia's armed services in war and peace.

A History Unit for Anzac Day (helcurve.blogspot.com.au)
This Year 2 unit focusing on the local war memorial is mapped to the Australian Curriculum and includes use of the books as well as other activities. Note the two pdf files to download.



See the list of booklets on the the Shrine of Remembrance's new Teacher Resources page

 

Anzac Kids

 

Lists of booklets to download DVA Education Resources (dva.gov.au)
List of downloadable booklets.

Overview of educational resources (gallipoli.gov.au)
List of downloadable publications (already listed separately above).

Booklets and units with a $ cost Anzac Day Display, Activities and Worksheets for reading/writing (teacherspayteachers.com)
Anzac Day posters, worksheets, task cards, word search. Requires registration and payment. See also the Pinterest page for this resource.
 

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Colour-in activities
Quizzes
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