Resources for Anzac Day

Here's a list of Services to Schools resources designed to support teachers and students doing inquiry and learning about the Anzac tradition, Gallipoli, and World War 1 (WW1).

New Zealand WW1 soldiers and a dog in front of a tent
New Zealand soldiers — WW1 by Kaye. Flickr. Public domain.

Topic Explorer

There are some Anzac-related topics in our Topic Explorer tool:

These topics contain a curated mix of:

  • contemporary information about the New Zealand Anzac experience
  • primary sources during and post-First World War, including cartoons, paintings, maps, photographs, and more.

Many Answers

Many Answers also includes Anzac-related resources designed to guide students to find quality resources on specific topics including:

World War 1 inquiry guides and resources

Our World War 1 (WW1) resources page has an extensive collection of online First World War resources you can use in the classroom. Many include the experiences and perspectives of New Zealanders.

Our 2018 Remembering: Resources for Anzac Day blog post also lists:

  • Anzac-themed books that are available through our lending service
  • School Journal stories, and
  • other quality New Zealand websites.

Ministry of Education’s inquiry guides and resources

Teachers can use these extensive inquiry–focused guides (English medium) and resource packs (Māori medium) to help students explore how the First World War is relevant today and to relate their inquiries to their own lives and communities.

The guides and resources also support students (years 1–13) to meet achievement objectives across the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

For years 1–8, topics include:

  • Anzac Day
  • the Donkey man
  • animals at war
  • town memorials
  • the Anzac poppy.

The secondary inquiry guides also have a broad range of subjects including:

  • propaganda
  • censorship
  • refugees
  • Pacific soldiers
  • the Māori response to the First World War.

First World War inquiry guides and resources on TKI.

By Dylan Owen

Dylan is an Online Content Services and Products Developer (Curriculum) with National Library's Services to Schools.

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