This is a collection of short articles about Anzac Day, including history, preparation for centenary celebrations, cultural interpretations of remembrance, relationship with Remembrance Day, and wars not remembered such as Tasmania’s Black War. The articles are written in plain language and are authored by experts from universities in Australia and around the world. The collection is regularly updated with new contributions.
F-10: History, English
English > Level 10 > Language > Language for interaction > VCELA483
Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people
English > Level 10 > Language > Text structure and organisation > VCELA458
Compare the purposes, text structures and language features of traditional and contemporary texts in different media
English > Level 10 > Literacy > Texts in context > VCELY466
Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices
English > Level 9 > Literacy > Texts in context > VCELY441
Analyse how the construction and interpretation of texts, including media texts, can be influenced by cultural perspectives and other texts
History > Levels 9 and 10 > Historical Concepts and Skills > Historical sources as evidence > VCHHC125
Evaluate different historical interpretations and contested debates
History > Levels 9 and 10 > Historical Knowledge > The modern world and Australia > Australia at war (1914 - 1945): World War I > VCHHK139
Causes of World War I, the reasons why men enlisted to go to war, and how women contributed in the war effort
Effects of World War I, with a particular emphasis on the changes and continuities brought to the Australian home front and society
Significant places where Australians fought and their perspectives and experiences in these places
Remembrance, Explanations (Factual texts), Critical thinking, World War I
The articles provide highly valuable sources of content to support student investigation and critical reflection on commemoration of Anzac Day and other remembrance practices and as the stimulus materials for contemporary issues studies in English .
The resources provide secondary source material for analysis of different interpretations of events and their underlying values appropriate for students in middle to senior secondary classrooms.
The resource supports modern history studies in senior secondary curriculums.
The resource also supports learning areas of Year 10 History, including the modern world and Australia.