Anzac Day Reading Stations | Anzac Day Activities
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Our Anzac Day Reading Stations are an engaging and interactive way for your learners to explore more about Anzac Day. Explore what Anzac Day is, the Gallipoli campaign, Anzac Day and Poppies, and Māori in the First and Second World Wars.
Place the stations around your room and have students rotate through the stations. Each station has a mix of interesting web links and follow-up questions featuring higher-order thinking and reading comprehension skills.
Use the resource in full or use one of the four main themes (What is Anzac Day?, the Gallipoli campaign, Anzac Day and Poppies, and Māori in the First and Second World Wars).
You may need access to a QR code scanner which is a free download from both the Apple and Android stores. Tablets, iPads, Chromebooks (see more here), and laptops are all able to scan QR codes. You will also need access to Youtube. To download a QR code scanner for your digital device. click here.
In this Anzac Day Reading Stations resource you will receive:
14topics including 35 curated weblinks
- Who were the ANZAC’s?
- The First World War
- The First Anzac Day
- Women in the First World War
- NZ’s Identity and the First World War
- Why ANZAC’s went to Gallipoli
- The Gallipoli Landings
- Fighting, Casualties, and Evacuations
- Anzac Day and Poppies
- In Flanders Fields
- The First Poppy Day
- Māori in the First World War
- Māori in the Second World War
- Māori War-Time Achievements
Each of the Anzac Day reading stations features a range of discussion questions featuring higher-order thinking and reading comprehension skills. These include:
- Making Connections
- Finding Specific Information
- Making Inferences
- Asking Questions
- Organising Information
- Analysing Information
- Evaluating and Sharing Opinions
- Identifying a point of view
- Comparing and contrasting
A range of creative challenges are included at the end of the resource to challenge your learners to share what they have learned in an interesting way. These are open-ended and designed to support student agency.
Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum Links:
Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga | Culture and identity
- Individuals and communities have responded to international conflicts in a range of ways for a range of reasons.
- How have different groups of people in our community responded to the international conflicts that Aotearoa New Zealand has been involved in? What kinds of jobs were these people doing?