Anzac – Special Seasonal Programme March to May

What are we remembering on Anzac Day?
Why do we wear poppies on Anzac Day?
Who were the ANZACS?

 

 


Suitable for: Y4-8   |   Cost: $2 per student   |   Maximum 4 classes per day

Duration | 1 hr classroom session

New Zealand Curriculum Alignment

Key Competencies – Thinking; Using language, symbols, and texts; Participating and contributing
Learning Areas – Social Sciences: L.2, L.3, L.4   |   English: L.2, L.3, L.4


 

In this session students will learn about the story behind the wearing of poppies on Anzac Day and discover why New Zealanders wear their poppies at this time of year.  They will explore the idea of remembrance and who we are remembering on this day. Students will then have the opportunity to make a poppy based on the original French design to be part of the Museum’s annual “Field of Remembrance”.

Students will also learn about the only New Zealand Naval recipient of the Victoria Cross Medal, Lieutenant Commander William Sanders.   To conclude the session we will look at how Anzac day has moved beyond a commemoration of Gallipoli and World War One veterans, to a day of commemoration of the sacrifice of all serving military personnel.

NZ Curriculum Alignment:

  • Social Sciences: Understand that:
    • L.2 – Understand how time and change affect people’s lives
    • L.3 – Understand how people remember and record the past in different ways
    • L.4 – Understand how people pass on and sustain culture and heritage for different reasons and that this has consequences for people
  • English:
    • L.2 – Listening, Reading, and Viewing: Processes and strategies; Purposes and audiences; Ideas | Speaking, Writing, and Presenting: Processes and strategies; Purposes and audiences; Language features; Structure
    • L.3 – Listening, Reading, and Viewing: Processes and strategies; Purposes and audiences; Ideas | Speaking, Writing, and Presenting: Processes and strategies; Purposes and audiences; Ideas; Language features
    • L.4 – Listening, Reading, and Viewing: Processes and strategies; Purposes and audiences; Ideas | Speaking, Writing, and Presenting: Processes and strategies; Purposes and audiences; Ideas; Language features

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