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Kids laying wreath at Dawn Service

What you can do

History 9
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of what they can do to commemorate Australians who have died in conflicts and peacekeeping missions since WWI including an understanding of ANZAC and Remembrance Days by planning their own commemorative event.

90 minutes

Learning Goals

Students will learn the importance of commemorative days including how they can contribute now and into the future.

What you’ll need


Computer to display images

Notebook and Pens

Individual Computers or Devices for research

Year level

Year 9



Cross Curriculum Priority

done Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

done Sustainability

done Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

General capabilities

done Literacy

done Numeracy

done ICT Capability

done Critical and Creative Thinking

done Personal and Social Capability

done Ethical Understanding

done Intercultural Understanding


The commemoration of World War I, including debates about the nature and significance of the ANZAC legend.


Plan a Commemorative Event

In this activity, students will plan a commemorative event in order to learn how we commemorate World War I. This event could be an ANZAC or Remembrance Day event or it could be the anniversary of a significant battle or turning point of World War I.

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