Resources for Remembrance Day lessons


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Origin of Remembrance Day










Tradition and background




Remembrance Day 2020
11 November


Remembrance Day (Department of Defence)

Origin of Remembrance Day (anzacwebsites)

Origin of Remembrance Day (
Why Remembrance Day is special to Australians.

Origin of Remembrance Day (
- History of Remembrance Day
- The 11am observation of silence
- The unknown Australian soldier

Original Armistice documents, 1918 (
Cablegram on the signing of the Armistice with Germany, wireless signal on the 1918 ceasefire, map, United Returned Soldiers' Fund memorial card.

Remembrance Day (Australian Air Force)

Remembrance Day (RSL NSW)

Remembrance Day (Wikipedia)

November 11 (Wikipedia)

Remembrance Day 2008—the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I (Parliament of Australia: Parliamentary Library)
(Note that many links are not accessible as this material was produced for users of the Parliamentary Library.)

Remembrance Day Traditions: The Minute of Silence (
How the minute's silence originated from a suggestion that five minutes' silence be observed exactly one year to the hour after the signing of the peace treaty to end World War 1.

Remembrance Day National Ceremony (
Scroll down for photographs from 11 November 1918


The use of poppies and rosemary

Remembering (
Includes links to sites on using the poppy for remembrance in several countries.

The Poppy
(From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)
- The Poppy of Remembrance: A History
- The Anzac Day Difference
- The Poppy from the NZ perspective

The significance of poppies (

The Red Poppy (Royal Australian Air Force)

Remembrance Day Traditions: The Poppy (
How the red poppy became established as the symbol used on Remembrance Day.

The significance of rosemary (


Pigeon holding poppy (Image: STORY 2019
Pigeon poppy thief
The pigeon who stole from the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Australian War Memorial

Photos and posters Posters for Veterans Day and Remembrance Day (

One of the Remembrance Day posters downloadable from the DVA websiteRemembrance Day posters (Archived version of DVA page)

Remembrance Day (Australian War Memorial)
Includes photographs taken in 1918 as well as link to Flickr photograph collection.

Remembrance Day Photos 2009 (ABC)

 Poster image


Remembrance Day ceremonies


See our other pages related to ceremonies:

     ● Remembrance Day ceremonies
     ● Remembrance Day speeches
     ● Remembrance Day poems and
     ● Remembrance Day music: bugle calls and anthems, hymns, modern musicapr


Videos, audio Behind the News: Remembrance Day 2009 (ABC)

Armistice Day, 1918 (National film and Sound Archive)

Australia's war heroes: Can you hear Australia's heroes marching?

     ● See also Slideshow videos


Lesson material for Remembrance Day


See our:

Remembrance Day lesson materials page

and our Anzac Kids site for interactive activities for students

plus o
ur Anzac Day Websites lesson activities, including
- Colour-in activities
- Craft activities and 
- ICT activities (classroom exercise using Word to make a poppy wreath)

News stories Australia remembers WWI (
"At 11am on November 11 1918, fighting ceased on the Western Front, which brought to an end four years of bloodshed..."


See our other pages:

    ● Remembrance Day ceremonies

    ● Remembrance Day speeches

    ● Remembrance Day poems 

    ● Remembrance Day music

Origin of Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day crosswords

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