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Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance held in Australia and New Zealand on 25th April every year. The day commemorates the soldiers who served and died at Gallipoli in World War I. See the fact file below for more information about Anzac Day or download the entire 15 page premium worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home learning environment.
• Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance. On this day, the people of Australia and New Zealand take a moment to remember all of the soldiers who have served and died for their countries since World War One.
• Anzac Day is on 25th April every year.
• Anzac Day is also celebrated in Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue and the Pitcairn Islands.
• ‘Anzac’ was the nickname given to the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, the initials of which spell ANZAC. The soldiers were referred to as ‘Anzacs’.
• The Anzac soldiers were all volunteers.
• Anzac Day commemorates the first occasion during WWI where Australia and New Zealand saw huge numbers of casualties: the Gallipoli campaign.
• In 1915, the Anzac soldiers took part in an Allied campaign to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula. The forces landed at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915.
• The place where the Anzac forces landed at Gallipoli is now known as Anzac Cove.
• The battle at Gallipoli lasted 8 months. It’s estimated that 8,709 soldiers from Australia and 2,721 from New Zealand died during this time.
• The people of New Zealand first heard about the Gallipoli landing on 30th April 1915. They held a half-day holiday and several services for the soldiers.
• Anzac Day was officially established on 25th April 2016. It was marked by ceremonies and services around Australia and New Zealand. There was also a commemorative march in London, England.
• In total, 60,000 Australians and 18,000 New Zealanders died during WWI.
• Although Anzac Day was originally established to commemorate the soldiers of WWI, the day now allows Australia and New Zealand to remember the lives of all soldiers who have died in military operations since.
• On Anzac Day there are ceremonies and marches in both Australia and New Zealand, known as ‘Dawn Marches’.
• Paper poppies are often distributed on Anzac Day as a symbol of remembrance.
Anzac Day Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Anzac Day worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Anzac day which is a national day of remembrance held in Australia and New Zealand on 25th April every year. The day commemorates the soldiers who served and died at Gallipoli in World War I
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Anzac Day Facts
- Modified TRUE or FAlSE
- Picture Clue
- World War I Trivia
- Anzac Acrostic
- Anzac Day Celebration Flag Search
- Leaders to Know
- The Gallipoli Campaign Event Mapping
- It’s 25th of April
- Boat Has Arrived!
- The Memorial
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