Every Bed of Roses: ANZAC Day - an Ode to the Fallen and a list of ANZAC resources for you

Every Bed of Roses: ANZAC Day - an Ode to the Fallen - plus lots of links to extra ANZAC activities

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.our anzacs are always in our hearts

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".

John Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre), ANZAC War Hero - Born in South Shields

WWI Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops arrive in France - 42-27956589 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

WWI Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops arrive in France - - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

WW1: Australian soldiers visit one of the Egyptian pyramids. This photographer succeeded in including so many in the frame -- he stood quite away from the scene and must have used whatever passed as a camera wide angle lens in those days. No barrel distortion though.

Group portrait of the Australian (Western Australia) Battalion, Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force posing on the Great Pyramid of Giza on 10 January 1915

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National Australian War Memorial, Canberra

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Anzac Day Unit - 10 WWI History Lessons

Anzac Day Unit - 10 WWI History Lessons

10 lesson unit introducing kids to Anzac Day, WWI and the importance of commemorating our fallen soldiers. Includes inquiry based learning task giving students choice of areas to research further.

This is the story of a small unassuming donkey. It's also the story of Gallipoli, of Jack Simpson, and New Zealander stretcher-bearer Richard Henderson, who literally took up the reins after Simpson's death. Exhaustively researched, it gives a new depth to our understanding of this story of Anzac heroism. Ages 9 .

The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded: The Famous Story of Simpson and His Donkey - a True Anzac Legend (Animal Stars)


More ideas
Video-text from the picture book-Simpson and his donkey-Mark Greenwood interspersed with primary source images.

ANZAC Day PrepD children Year Olds) respond to the famous story Simpson and his Donkey

Anzac Day Printables ~ Tinyme #snoozieandmoose #anzacday #printables www.snoozieandmoose.com

Free Anzac Day Printables

Celebrate Anzac Day with meaningful and educational activities using our free Anzac Day Printables. Great craft activity for kids to learn about Anzac Day.

Anzac poppies and soldier - In memory our Anzac Heroes and loved ones who did us proud #AnzacDay #Anzac #heroes

Anzac poppies and UK soldier - In memory of our Anzac Heroes and loved ones who did us proud

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