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

Centenary of WW1 (
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

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

AWM booklets (
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)

Salute to the Aussie Digger [pdf file] (
Studies Magazine Issue 1 2008.
For Gallipoli questions see pages 16-18.

Investigating Gallipoli (
Worksheets and information. Designed for primary students. Download the complete publication or the four components separately. A DVD-ROM ( 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.
- The Worksheet master pages for My Storybook [pdf]
   Information for completing the rest of the previous item.

Forever Yours [pdf] (
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] (
Information and learning activities on love and friendship experienced during times of conflict. Mainly for secondary stduents.

Australian Women in World War 1 (1914-1918) [pdf] (
Many activities refer to the use of a CD/DVD but teachers will be able to adapt many questions for use without that resource.

Australian Women in World War II (1939-1945) [pdf] (
A CD/DVD is refered to but teachers weill be able to make good use of this booklet of activities.

Gallipoli and Australian Identity 1915-2000 [pdf file] (

Operation CLICK:
Anzac to Kokoda - Resource Book (includes worksheets) (
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] (
Designed for use in conjunction with Memorial Box 03.

Gallipoli 2000 [pdf file]
"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] (
Primary schools version.

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

A Duty Clear Before Us [pdf file] (
Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to pdf files.

Their Spirit, Our History [pdf] (

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

Australians on the Western Front
[pdf file] (
"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 information

Gallipoli: A Social Perspective [pdf file] (archived from
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
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 (
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.

Gallipoli 100th Anniversary Tribute (
(A liftout rather than a booklet).
Covers: Gallipoli landing, evacuation, naval perspective, diary entries, submarine AE2, air power, Turkish perspective,VCs, Anzac nurses.

See the list of booklets supporting visits to Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance


Anzac Kids


Lists of booklets to download DVA Education Resources (
List of downloadable booklets.

Teaching about Gallipoli: Overview of educational resources (
List of downloadable publications (already listed separately above).

New Zealand booklets Remembering the First World War Teaching Resource [pdf] (
Resource-based activity suggestions on a wide variety of aspects of World War 1. (More information.)

World War 1 Education Resource for Teachers [pdf] (
The worksheet questions would appear to be designed for students in Years 7 and 8.

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

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Classroom activities
Colour-in activities
Early books


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