You can explore Anzac Day through digital learning in a way that is engaging, fun, and extremely impactful for your students.
Introducing Anzac Day through videos
One simple way to explore Anzac Day Through Digital Learning is by sharing videos with your students. The following videos would be great to share with students via Seesaw, Google Classroom, or directly to parents via email.
The following video gives some clear background information on ANZAC Day and its importance to both Australia and New Zealand.
“What is Anzac Day?” – Video running time: 2:08
The Battle of Gallipoli has special significance for New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. The following video by BTN (Behind the News) looks at this important, and tragic event.
“Anzac Day: The Gallipoli Story” – Video running time: 4:46
BTN (Behind the News) is a great resource for videos about Anzac Day that are made specifically for children. Australian’s can view the videos via their official website, while those in other locations can view them via their Youtube channel.
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“Here they come – A day to remember” – Video running time: 7:00
The Australian Department of Veteran’s Affairs has put together a fantastic video to teach students about commemoration. I love the mix of photographs and animation.
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Explore Anzac Day through Virtual Picture Books
There are some wonderful Anzac Day picture books available via Youtube.
I’ve put together a free resource that provides links to three Anzac Day story videos. The links actually take students to SafeYoutube.Net which is a great site that plays Youtube clips without highlighting other youtube video links (sometimes there is some weird stuff available out there in Youtube land…).
- My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day
- Anzac Ted
- The Last ANZAC
“Anzac Ted” – Video running time: 3:10
“My Grandad marches on ANZAC Day” – Video running time: 3:54
Explore Anzac Day using web links
I previously put a blog post together that highlights interesting ANZAC Day themed weblinks and resources.
You can find more teacher-created material in our online teaching tools for teachers shop.
This includes Australian and New Zealand web links to:
- Research local war memorials
- Search for a soldier
- Take a virtual trip to Gallipoli
Explore Anzac Day with Digital Reading Activities
Go paperless with our Anzac Day Digital puzzle poster resource. Your students will learn about Anzac Day’s history, the battle of Gallipoli, the significance of poppies and rosemary, how the day is celebrated today, and more! This resource features a full resource for both Australian and New Zealand classrooms. Students complete activities to earn puzzle pieces and produce a beautiful Anzac Day puzzle poster. Click here to learn more about our Digital Anzac Day Scavenger Hunt.
I also recommend checking out our Anzac Day Digital Interactive Reading Activities. Featuring differentiated reading passages and questions, this Google slides resource includes four passages (at two levels) with six-eight unique slides of engaging text-dependent questions and higher-order thinking interactive tasks. Click here to see more.
New Digital Anzac Day Activities
What about students who can’t access the internet?
This Anzac Day 3D Poppy Activity is a wonderful craft and learning activity that would be great fun to complete at home!
All the best for your Anzac Day teaching this year.
Onwards and upwards,