Resources and activities
Use these resources and activities to provide students with ways to explore, investigate, understand, and empathise with Australia's military experience.
A wonderful classroom resource delivered to your school, containing artefacts, photographs, case studies, uniforms, oral histories, teacher’s notes and more.
The story of Herbert Vincent Reynolds No. 622 First Field Ambulance, First AIF. Diary entries written by Herbert upon his arrival in Alexandria 1915, were posted on the Memorial blog. They covered Herbert’s experience in the lead up and duration of the Gallipoli campaign.
Australian military nursing
Learn more about Australian military nursing from the 19th century until today. These resources include research, interpretation and creative activities which can be used online, or printed and used in the classroom.
Discover the personal stories of bravery, compassion and mateship which lie behind everyday objects from the First World War.
Blog featuring diary entries of two men who were there: Chaplain Owen Thomas Cosgriff and Warrant Officer Class II Arthur Francis Bryant, as well as extracts from the letters of Captain Edmund Crawford Lecky MBE. Each day, we upload diary entries and extracts from letters, all written on that day's date 70 years ago, in 1941.
Listen to historians talking about significant events in Australia's military history. They form a useful resource for teachers and senior history students. There are education based activities available based on the Remembering 1942 talks.
Have you ever thought how the Australians at Gallipoli could be supplied with food: many thousands of men, at short notice, with no refrigeration? This is an activity with a recipe for cooking hard tack.
Research a soldier using the Memorial's online resources.
Shake Your Family Tree is a series of guidelines for tracing the family history of students in your class.
Soldier's Slang is an activity designed to show the unique language soldiers used at Gallipoli.
Information on when, why and how we commemorate Australians who have suffered or died in war. You will also find information for your school to conduct your own remembrance ceremony.
Fly an Iroquois helicopter to transport troops to the field, drop off much needed supplies and carry out an emergency evacuation of a wounded soldier.