Research in education suggests that the children learn best when they are highly interested and active in their learning. Hands-on and engaging real-life experiences about ANZAC Day help children understand our history, as well as the life and times of people in the past.
The book we read, called “ANZAC Ted”, had illustrations based on real life and spoke of the sacrifices made by people just like us. It helped build an understanding of traditions and facts of ANZAC Day. We also played the “Last Post on a Bugle” on YouTube in order for the children to understand the modern day tribute to our past and
present soldiers. This is an opportunity for children to understand the importance of this national day, and its role in building peace in communities today.