Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tech Tips Tuesday

This Week's Tip: Anzac Day Resources

Today is the first day of Term 2, so although I'm a bit late for Anzac Day (25 April), we will be looking into the significance of Anzac Day this afternoon. Anzac Day is held on the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in Gallipoli in 1915. On this day we remember all those who have died in military service for our country. This day is also recognised in New Zealand. For more information about Anzac Day traditions, visit the Australian War Memorial page. The resources I share today come thanks to Kerrie Smith of You Are Never Alone.

Their Spirit, Our History
This is a downloadable PDF file with information, activities and instructions for how to run your own Anzac Day ceremony. I am going to use this as an introduction to our discussion today and also for follow up activities.

Gallipoli: The First Day - 3D Interactive Site

This site takes you step by step through the events of 25 April 1915 as the Anzacs landed in Gallipoli. There are diary entries you can read/hear, images and other things to click on. I was really impressed with the quality of this site, so I'm hoping I can get us into the computer lab this afternoon, and that the computers will be up to the task of running the program! Otherwise, I will be recommending students check it out at home with their parents.

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