Daily Archives: April 5, 2014

ANZAC Day 2012: PrepD children (5 Year Olds) respond to the famous story Simpson and his Donkey

This wonderful picture story book and these beautiful drawings still inspire me.
Cheers Nina

Nina Davis -Teaching & Learning in the Australian primary classroom

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.
The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed. News of the landing on Gallipoli had made a…

View original post 159 more words

5 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized