About Gallipoli and the Anzacs (secondary)
and Investigating Gallipoli (primary)
These two resource kits have been produced by Ryebuck Media for the Department of Veterans' Affairs as part of the Australian Government's Commemorations program. A copy of the respective kits has been sent to each secondary school and each primary school in Australia.
Gallipoli and the Anzacs is a classroom inquiry resource that enables students to understand and explore ANZAC Day – a significant event in Australia’s national history and identity. The self-contained classroom-ready materials enable them to learn about the experiences of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, the main features of the campaign and the reasons why Gallipoli has been and continues to be an event of national significance for Australians.
The kit comprises three elements:
- A Teacher's Guidebook of 120 pages with seven self-contained and classroom-ready units of work suitable for both individual and group work;
- A DVD-ROM containing ten interactive modules that are linked to the seven units in the Teacher's Guidebook. Some of the activities have been designed for students in upper primary and lower secondary levels. Others are suitable for middle to upper secondary students. There is also a copy of the ABC’s website Gallipoli: The First Day, which is a 3-D reconstruction of the landing on 25 April 1915;
- A DVD-VIDEO includes two documentary films:
- Revealing Gallipoli (2005) with its multinational focus on the 1915 campaign; and
- Australians at War Episode 2 (2002) with an Australian focus to the campaign.
Investigating Gallipoli is the primary school version of the above that has been modified for use with students in years 4-6. The Teachers’ Guidebook contains a set of Storybook pages and evidence sheets so that students can write their own account of the Gallipoli experience. The DVD-ROM is the same as that included in secondary kit as outlined above. The DVD-VIDEO contains just one documentary film – Australians at War Episode 2 (2002).
Curriculum connections and outcomes are clearly outlined in both of the education kits and an inquiry methodology underpins the resources to ensure that students come to their own fair and balanced conclusions about the appropriateness and relevance of Gallipoli as part of our national identity.