Resources for Anzac Day lessons


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Researching World War 1 and interviewing veterans


Researching activities

Honouring Anzacs (
Students engage in research about an individual soldier, using an online interactive book. Portions of the book may be downloaded and printed. Registration is free, although currently (12 Dec 2015) school registration is unavailable.

Browsing Anzac Day - Social Studies Activities - Levels 4 and 5 (New Zealand) (

AWM Advanced Search page (
Besides searching, you can look at the various categories.
Military history WW1 and Australian military history (
An overview of starting points for researching the history of Australians involved in World War 1.

Interviewing a veteran

See also Interviews


Valuing our veterans (
Several pages designed to assist students in researching a veteran in person. Particularly relevant sections are:
- Gathering Australia's war memories (same as home page of this section)
- Making contact with veterans
- Recording and preserving veterans' memories
Covers: Preparing for the interview, conducting the interview, recording the veterans' memories, interview outcomes.
- Communicating what is learnt

Asking questions of veterans [pdf]  (
See pages 34-35.

Hints for conducting a successful interview (
Twelve points to remember when interviewing a war veteran.

Finding Stories, Questions [pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2016 pages 32-37)
These pages have been written with members of the media in mind, but some of the information may be helpful for students planning to interview people who have participated in military activities.
Your local community Finding evidence of the impact of war on your community (
A general overview of searching your community for evidence of involvement in war, with links to:
- interview hints
- preparing a list [pdf], and
- creating a map [pdf]

Memories (
Click on Recognising Australia's war heritage and Preserving Australia's war heritage for suggetsions and ideas.

New Zealand research National Library: First World War guide (
A very useful guide for those wishing to research any aspect of New Zealand's participation in World War 1.

New Zealand and the First World War (
A guide to online resources about New Zealand and World War 1.

Sites and sources (
Starting points for research learning about New Zealand's participation in war.

A Guide to Researching Your Military Service Personnel (
Focuses on exploring service records.

World War 1 online resources for children (
Very extensive collection of suggested research sources.

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Memorials and rolls

Referencing (citing websites)

More lists of links



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