Poppies and Armistice
HASS 3, 6
In this activity series, students learn about the importance of Poppies in Australian culture with reference to Remembrance Day. Students will learn not only about the sacrifice of others but also the key people who have influenced Remembrance Day activities.
Students will learn about the importance of commemorative days including the traditions and symbols associated with these days.
What you’ll need
Computer for media
Poppy Activity Student Handout
Biography Profile Activity Student Handout
Computers or individual devices for research
Notebooks and Pens or Pencils
Copy of 'In Flanders Fields' poem
Cross Curriculum Priority
done Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
done Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia
done ICT Capability
done Critical and Creative Thinking
done Personal and Social Capability
done Ethical Understanding
done Intercultural Understanding
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems.
The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation.
Make a Poppy
In this activity, students will colour in and create their own poppy which can be worn on Remembrance Day.
The Red Poppy
In this activity, students reflect on the Poppies and Armistice video and answer questions relating to the importance of the Poppy on Remembrance Day.
Biography Profile Activity
In this activity, students will research the history behind wearing poppies for Remembrance Day. Students will research a key person who was significantly involved in this tradition.