Today there is an Anzac Ceremony in the undercover area because Anzac Day will be during the holidays. Our guest speaker will talk about what Anzac Day means to Australians and what the Anzac legend is.
Back in class as you watch the powerpoint on Anzac Day look for things which will help us to understand what Australians need to remember on that day. Anzac Day is on the 25th April every year. ANZAC stands for:
SIMPSON AND HIS DONKEY – on this Anzac website you can read all about Simpson and his bravery. This statue stands outside the War Memorial in Canberra.
Here is a news clip from England from Simpson’s home town which explains the story of his bravery.
Now you will be writing down his story on your sheet. [It’s a great and moving story.]
As you listen and read information on these websites, think about the true meaning of Anzac Day for Australians, so that you can talk about this on the real Anzac Day during the holidays.
CHALLENGE: – Try and find out what wars Australian soldiers are fighting in right now?