Resource B. Topic: "Our Shared History" Outcomes Addressed: HT2-2, HT2-4. This Behind The News Video looks at why convicts came to Australia, what happened with the arrival of the First Fleet, and how British colonisation affected the lives of many Indigenous people. It enables students to see from the perspective of an English convict who is first arriving in Australia.
Dr. Seuss’ The Butter Battle Book was the choice for Grade 1 in anticipation of Remembrance Day. This story of the Yooks and the Zooks, who go to war over the way they butter their bread and the escalation of weaponry that ensues is the perfect allegory with which to start thinking about Remembrance Day.
Did you know that ‘Diggers’ often enjoy a ‘Gunfire Breakfast’ after early morning Dawn Parades? (A gunfire-breakfast is coffee and rum!) Immerse your class in the rich history of Anzac Day to support their understanding of the 2015 100th anniversary commemorations at Gallipoli... you can mix and match from the 54 pages to best meet the needs of your class.