Anzac and Anzac Day

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The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli. We have selected these online resources to support this popular topic – ANZAC. SCIS 1525095

See also: Gallipoli; and New Zealand World War One Battles


A Guide for Anzac Day

History, significance and links to various other perspectives on Anzac Day in New Zealand, Australia and Gallipoli in Turkey.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.anzac.govt.nz/


Anzac Day

A link to the International Children's Digital library where you can read the complete Anzac Day by Kevin Boon, one of the books from his "Special Days" series.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/BookPreview?bookid=booanza_00200033&route=oceania&lang=English&msg=&ilang=English


Anzac Day from New Zealand History Site

Comprehensive historic material is given alongside the present day relevance and celebration of Anzac Day.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/anzac-day-1920-45


Anzac Day in Remembrance

Anzac Day and what it means to the returned service men and women of New Zealand.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.rsa.org.nz/remembrance


Anzac Gallery

In this gallery you will find a range of primary sources relating to the New Zealand Anzac experience. These images range from paintings and photographs to letters and cartoons.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/multimedia/primary-sources/anzacs


Army Museum

Facts about the real ANZAC biscuit story. Contrary to popular belief there were no ANZAC biscuits at Gallipoli. It was after the end of World War I  that the popular rolled oat biscuit had the name and ANZAC association applied to it, and then the legend of the ANZAC biscuit began. To make your own ANZAC biscuits see also ANZAC biscuit recipe

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.armymuseum.co.nz/kiwis-at-war/did-you-know/the-anzac-biscuit/


Auckland War Memorial Museum

A fascinating survey of New Zealand’s involvement in overseas conflicts, with many relevant images. You can also search for the military records of over 100,000 New Zealand service men and women.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph


Digital NZ
This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and objects from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries, archives and private institutions. To discover sets and items use the search term ANZAC.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.digitalnz.org/


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the schoolwork site ManyAnswers use the search term Anzac.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
manyanswers.co.nz


Online First World War resource guide

Provides schools with access to an extensive range of websites, and resources covering First World War and WW100 commemorations in New Zealand.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/online-first-world-war-resource-guide


Books

Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Anzac biscuits, by Phil Cummings, 2013 (picture book)
Gallipoli, by Kerry Greenwood and Annie White, 2014 (picture book)
Jim’s letters, by Glyn Harper, 2014 (picture book)

Videos
Peter Jackson – Restored Gallipoli Film ANZAC Day. YouTube. 2.55
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpgzuVuHg1U

Letter from Gallipoli. Stephen Harlow. YouTube. 3.33
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5uFzwzEVhQ