Engage your students in the ANZAC Commemorations with our interactive scavenger hunt and puzzle pack (NZ and Australia). Your students will learn about Anzac Day’s history, the battle of Gallipoli, the significance of poppies and rosemary, Māori, Chinese, Indian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ involvement in the First and Second World Wars, how the day is celebrated today, and more! This resource features a full resource for both Australian and New Zealand classrooms. Click here to see the preview of this resource.
This resource features a full resource for both Australian and New Zealand classrooms to cater for differences in how Anzac Day is commemorated in each country.
**Now includes a digital paperless option, perfect for distance learning. Students complete activities to earn puzzle pieces and produce a beautiful Anzac Day puzzle poster. Easy to use with Google Classroom.**
Display the 16 fact cards around the room, and hand out the puzzle pieces. Students use the facts to complete their interactive puzzles. Display the amazing completed puzzles and wow your school! This activity works for individuals, pairs, or teams.
In this Anzac Day Scavenger Hunt you will receive:
- 18 Anzac Day Fact Cards for New Zealand classrooms.
- 16 Anzac Day Fact Cards for Australian classrooms
- 15 puzzle pieces with comprehension activities for New Zealand classrooms (includes new fact cards on Indian and Chinese ANZACs)
- 15 puzzle pieces with comprehension activities for Australian classrooms (includes new fact card on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ ANZACs)
- Large and small puzzle pieces are included
- Teacher Answer Key for applicable questions
- Two ‘Tips For Use’ pages with ways to use this resource in your classroom.
While some fact cards match to their corresponding puzzle piece, not all do. This is to make the activity challenging and rigorous, as students are required to “hunt out the information”. This is practising the reading comprehension skill of organising information.
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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?
- The stories of groups of people from different periods in our history convey their reasons for and experiences of migration. These stories have shaped their culture and identity in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Teaching with Mrs Wildy says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My kids had so much fun with this activity, I had the cards up around the room and they had to go and read them all before they completed their puzzle piece with a partner. They then had to remember where the information was and recall what they had read! It also looked awesome up on my wall when they had all finished their puzzle piece.”
Jackie W. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fantastic resource that I used to check current student knowledge of ANZAC Day traditions. We had great class discussions as a result of the fact sheets. We have many students who are interested in the history of WWI and WWII and this resource consolidated and support much of their knowledge.”
Mariska M. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students loved working on this while at home doing distance learning. They were engaged and told me they learned a lot while doing it! Thank you!”
Candice M. says, “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My class loved using this resource! Not only did they find it really enjoyable, but they also learnt lots of important facts.”