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Remembrance Day

“Australia’s biggest music names; Lee Kernaghan, Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll & Megan Washington unite to release the official music video for the charity single, ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’, a tribute to those that have given their lives, those who have served, and those that still today step bravely into the unknown to serve our country.”

Remembrance Day, the 11th November, is an important commemoration in Australian schools and a complex concept for primary aged students. As always, use your discretion as to what is appropriate for your class, but the Lee Kernaghan official video of his song, “Spirit of the ANZACs” upon which my slideshow is based, is relevant and thought provoking.

Join the Flashcard Club for access to other free Australian content, including Remembrance Day theme words.

See also the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba Slideshow.

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Spirit of the ANZACS lyrics

Some background from the Australian War Memorial Website:

“At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.”

The Education at the Australian War Memorial Facebook page has some great photos and further information.

Remembering my grandfather (far right) and his brothers:
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What’s the Story?!

If you’re doing Christmas activities in the classroom this slideshow includes a link to my all time favourite nativity video, produced by St Paul’s Church, Auckland. Enjoy!

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Spring Slideshow

It’s nice to have a break in routine every now and then so why not tip-toe through the tulips for one day? This slideshow contains enough material for several lessons including fitness, mat-time, shared reading, writing (with printable), IWB maths, science and craft.  I hope you enjoy the very old rendition of “Tip-toe Through the Tulips” :-)

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WA Day 2019

Help your young students to appreciate living in WA by talking about all the things they can do each day. Also included are links to the history behind the public holiday and images of our state emblems. The “Celebrate WA” folks have done a great job with a lot more resources available this year  – see the links within the slideshow.  Have a great WA Day and I hope you DON’T have to spend it writing reports!

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Mother’s Day

Mums are special people who deserve all the appreciation we can give them! This primary slideshow includes the famous “Mum Song” by Anita Renfroe where she sings all the statements mothers may make in a 24 hour period to the William Tell Overture! Also very amusing, is the video of interviews for “The World’s Toughest Job” conducted on unsuspecting applicants! Let’s take on the challenge help children recognise and appreciate everything their mothers do for them on a daily basis and, if you’re a mum, join me in having a good laugh at ourselves :-)

 

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Easter

 

I’m very thankful that in my career I have taught in schools that embrace cultural diversity. This primary slideshow describes the significance of Easter for Christians and includes a link to an  Australian animation of the Easter story. As the longest Australian public holiday, a presentation of the Easter story provides an opportunity for students to understand our Judeo-Christian cultural heritage brought to Australia with the early settlers.  The Easter story represents Christian beliefs – just as Dreamtime stories represent Aboriginal culture and Ramadan reflects Muslim beliefs. An understanding of multiple cultural beliefs is enriching and essential for general knowledge in our multicultural society. There is no such thing as a neutral worldview, so I introduce all such cultural activities  with “This is what (group) believe about (event) …”

 

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