A Day to Remember

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About the Book
A Day to Remember tells the history of Anzac Day, from the beaches of Gallipoli to ceremonies around the world today. Published in 2012, this book was nominated for the prestigious Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award in 2013. Browse inside the book.

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Meet the Author
Jackie French is one of Australia's best known and well loved children's authors. Jackie is also Senior Australian of the Year for 2015. Read 10 fun facts about this wombat-loving author. Read about Jackie's role as Australian Children’s Laureate

Meet the Illustrator
Mark Wilson is an award winning illustrator and painter. Look at some of Mark's children's books on his website. Read a short interview with Mark at Booked Out.

On World Atlas, see Turkey's position in relation to Australia and view a map of Turkey. Scroll down to the map. Use the key on this map of the Gallipoli Penninsula and the Dardinelles straits to see where the Anzac landing took place on 25 April 1915, their objective and ground gained.

Australian Submarine AE2 1915
While troops were landing at Anzac Cove, more Australians were nearby, sailing on a mission aboard the submarine AE2. Follow this link, then click on the red and black slide 'The Story of the AE2' to watch an animation. Then try your hand at navigating the AE2 through the Dardinelles.

Primary Sources from Gallipoli
See Turkey today and in 1915 in these interactive photographs. Scroll down to see more photographs taken at Gallipoli in 1915. Look through the eyes of nurses' letters home to Australia and their view photographs.

World War One Film
Click on the link to watch this 9 minute film from the Australian War Memorial is called In their own words: ANZACs of the Western Front. The footage was shot from 1914-1919 in France and in Australia. The voices are those of World War One veterans.

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Anzac Ceremonies 
Click the play button to listen to the Last Post and read why it is played. On the Australian War Memorial website, scroll down a little to watch time lapse photography of a Dawn Service held at the AWM in Canberra.

Anzac Facts
Visit Readers Digest to learn 10 Interesting Anzac Facts (with pictures). Here are more quick Anzac facts at Fleetcare. More detailed information is available at this Australian Government website. Locate where in the world Australians have served in wars and as peace keepers.

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The Vietnam War
Australia was involved in the Vietnam War for ten years from 1962-1972. Navy and Airforce pilots flew helicopters to drop off supplies, evacuate injured soldiers and transport troops. Complete three Iroquois helicopter missions at the AWM. (flash needed)

Interactive Activities
Equip an Australian Lighthorseman for battle and then look at evidence to decide if a photograph from 1917 is genuine or a fake. Put these Anzac puzzles together and select captions for them.

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Write a Persuasive Text
Your task is to convince your reader that Anzac Day is an important day to remember. You can download these pages to guide your writing:
Brainstorm ideas       Plan it    Write draft   Reflect              Publish

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Resources for Teachers
Teacher’s notes for A Day to Remember by Jackie French and Mark Wilson
Gallipoli and the Anzacs Excellent government website
Anzac Day Org Classroom Activities, information and student activities
Australians at War 
"... animated documentaries, video, audio and activities ... re-live history ... through the eyes of the men and women who were there." Excellent site.

Lest we forget.

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